Directly supervises and coordinates activities of aquacultural workers.
This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Food Products and Processing Systems pathway.
A person in this career:
- Observes fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, monitor fish growth, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.
- Records the numbers and types of fish or shellfish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
- Assigns to workers duties such as fertilizing and incubating spawn, feeding and transferring fish, and planting, cultivating, and harvesting shellfish beds.
- Confers with managers to determine times and places of seed planting, and cultivating, feeding, or harvesting of fish or shellfish.
- Directs and monitors worker activities, such as treatment and rearing of fingerlings, maintenance of equipment, and harvesting of fish or shellfish.
- Prepares or directs the preparation of fish food, and specifies medications to be added to food and water to treat fish for diseases.
- Engages in the same fishery work as workers supervised.
- Trains workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and in the use of equipment.
- Directs workers to correct problems such as disease, quality of seed distribution, or adequacy of cultivation.
- Plans work schedules according to personnel and equipment availability, tidal levels, feeding schedules, or transfer and harvest needs.