1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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UNIT GROUP 1314 AQUACULTURE FARMERS

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • planning and managing the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
  • monitoring and maintaining water quality to maintain health standards and optimal growing conditions
  • identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
  • monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
  • directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • managing business capital, maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

Occupations:



This section contains the following subsection :
              1314-11 Aquaculture Farmer

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