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Aquaculture Farmer Job Description

An aquaculture farmer is someone whose occupation is focused on the breeding, growing and harvesting of fish or other aquatic species such as crayfish, oysters or prawns for human consumption. Their job involves monitoring and managing the aquatic environment used for fish or shellfish farming, and caring for and feeding the aquatic species.

An aquaculture farmer should be patient, observant, incisive and adaptable, and have good planning, budgeting, and accounting skills. They should have good physical fitness, normal color vision and night vision, and the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

What does an Aquaculture Farmer do?

Aquaculture farmers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Aquaculture farmers may work long hours including early mornings and evenings. They usually work in aquatic environments in all weather conditions.

What is Required to Become an Aquaculture Farmer?

There are no standard educational requirements to become an aquaculture farmer, as skills are learned on the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Aquaculture farmers need to have:


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