1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Aquaculture Farmer
      Seafood Farmer

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation 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:
  • plans and manages the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
  • transports fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks or beds
  • monitors and maintains water quality to maintain health standards and optimal growing conditions
  • identifies and controls environmental toxins and diseases
  • monitors stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
  • directs and oversees the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
  • maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitors market activity and plans production accordingly
  • manages business capital, including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Fish Farmer
Oyster Farmer

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