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:

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