Managers in aquaculture (NOC 0823)

About this job

Managers in aquaculture:

  • manage operations of facilities that cultivate and harvest fish, shellfish or marine plants to replenish wildlife stocks or for commercial sale
  • work for public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic farms
  • may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • farmer, fish / shellfish
  • manager, aquaculture / fish farm


Managers in aquaculture:

  • manage the overall operation of a fish hatchery, fish farm or other aquatic farm
  • identify what the species needs are and select and oversee preparation of site for species cultivation
  • coordinate selection and maintenance of brood stock
  • figure out food requirements and set up feeding regimes
  • monitor environment and maintain the best conditions
  • do and supervise stock examination to identify disease or parasites, and apply prescribed medicine to control and prevent infection
  • operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment
  • collect and record growth and production data
  • oversee and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers and supervise technicians and technologists
  • maintain financial records and establish market strategies, inventory and quality control methods
  • scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations
  • design and build pens, floating stations and collector strings or fences for sea farms

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor setting.
  • Work also takes place outdoors in various weather conditions and in the water.
  • Workers may be exposed to strong odours.

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