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Aquaculture and fisheries production managers

Aquaculture and fisheries production managers plan, direct, and coordinate production in large scale aquaculture and fishery operations to catch and harvest fish and shellfish, and to grow fish shellfish or other forms of aquatic life, as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.

Tasks

  • (a) monitoring aquaculture and fishery market activity and planning production and fishing activities to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • (b) establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, recording information such as fisheries management practices, and preparing financial and operational reports
  • (c) conferring with buyers to arrange for the sale of produce and catches
  • (d) contracting with fishing skippers or owners of vessels and aquaculture farms for fishing and aquaculture operations, or for management of production
  • (e) conducting and organizing aquaculture or fishery stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites
  • (f) devising and coordinating activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries
  • (g) monitoring environments to maintain or improve conditions for aquatic life
  • (h) directing and monitoring trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques
  • (i) coordinating the selection and maintenance of brood stock
  • (j) directing and monitoring the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks
  • (k) purchasing machinery, equipment, and supplies such as vessels and nets
  • (l) organizing operations such as maintenance of ships, boats and equipment
  • (m) overseeing the selection, training and performance of aquaculture or fishery workers and contractors

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