Fish Farm Manager

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Fish Farm Manager

  • Post Date:January 15, 2021
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
Job Description

As a fish farm manager, you’ll help to manage a fish farm breeding programme, breeding fish by hatching eggs from adult stock or sometimes by buying in young fish and then rearing them before selling on to purchasers.

Fish farming, or aquaculture as it’s commonly known, is an intensive animal husbandry business. The work involves managing and maintaining fish habitats throughout the year, taking care of stock health and welfare issues and feeding the fish either manually or using automated machinery.

Responsibilities

As a fish farmer, you’ll need to:

  • Calculate the feeding regime, which is often done by automatic computer systems
  • Monitor the health of the fish and treat them when appropriate
  • Plan breeding programmes and grow schedules to obtain maximum efficiency
  • Adhere to environmental standards
  • Understand legislation and how to implement this into practical application
  • Ensure the water supply is of a sufficient quality for the stock
  • Be aware of different water management techniques
  • Adapt to new technologies as they develop and learn practical skills
  • Pay close attention to detail, in order to avoid expensive fish losses in what can be a high-risk industry
  • Possess stock skills such as fish handling, spawning, grading and harvesting
  • Update knowledge of fish health and nutrition
  • Maintain records of stocks
  • Sell fish products and assist the general public – this may apply if you work for a farm that also offers other retail and leisure activities, such as angling
  • Market and sell the fish – although this responsibility depends on the individual farm
  • Hold a full driving licence – depending on the farm this may be necessary, if it’s in an isolated position and you’re required to transport the fish for sale.

To apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Deadline: 20 February 2021