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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 1211 AQUACULTURE FARMERS


    AQUACULTURE FARMERS plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Tasks Include:
    • planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
    • monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions
    • identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
    • monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
    • transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
    • directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
    • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
    • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
    • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

    Occupation:
      121111 Aquaculture Farmer

121111 AQUACULTURE FARMER

    Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Fish Farmer
      Hatchery Manager (Fish)
      Mussel Farmer
      Oyster Farmer
      Seafood Farmer


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