Fish Farmer

Fish farmers cultivate and raise fish in controlled environments, managing aquaculture systems to ensure the health and growth of fish for commercial or recreational purposes, contributing to sustainable and responsible seafood production.

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties you could:

  • breed or buy fish in large amounts
  • feed and monitor fish health
  • grade and move fish as they grow
  • maintain buildings, equipment and habitats
  • treat used water
  • harvest and sell stock
  • working environment
  • you could work on a farm

 Your working environment may be physically demanding and outdoors in all weathers.

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of biology
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • business management skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
  • Restrictions and Requirements
  • You may need a driving licence to travel to work, collect feed and equipment and deliver to local buyers.

Industry Qualifications

 You could take a college course to give you some of the skills and knowledge needed for the job. Courses available off-island include: Level 1 Certificate in Fisheries Management. Level 2 Diploma in Fish Husbandry.

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