121111 Aquaculture Farmer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Aquaculture Farmer
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ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.
Skill Level: 1
Fish Farmer
Hatchery Manager (Fish)
Mussel Farmer
Oyster Farmer
Seafood Farmer

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1211 Aquaculture Farmers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Aquaculture Farmers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


AQUACULTURE FARMERS plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
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