Profession aquaculture harvesting manager
Aquaculture harvesting managers control harvesting operations of aquatic organisms which entails understanding and knowledge of techniques and equipment used in harvesting processes.
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- Enterprising / Realistic
Be aware of the general principles of the concept of bio-security and in particular, the disease prevention rules to be implemented in case of epidemics endangering public health.
- Fish welfare regulations
The set of rules that apply in fish harvesting methods which ensure fish well-being.
- Fish identification and classification
The procedures and practices followed in the identification and classification of fish, aquatic plants and insects.
- Animal welfare legislation
The legal boundaries, codes of professional conduct, national and EU regulatory frameworks and legal procedures of working with animals and living organisms, ensuring their welfare and health.
- Fish biology
The study of fish, shellfish or crustacean organisms, categorized into many specialised fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origins and distribution.
- Fish harvesting methods
Knowledge of up-to-date fish harvesting methods.
- Fish anatomy
The study of the form or morphology of fish species.
- Fish grading
The method of how fish are graded according to their different characteristics: specification, size, quality and condition.
- Oversee harvest process
Oversee the harvest process on client farms and discuss with the team how they can improve their operation and resolve issues. Discuss any new ideas they have.
- Ensure compliance with aquaculture standards
Ensure that operations comply with standards for sustainable aquaculture.
- Develop stock health programmes
Develop a health and welfare programme for those aquatic resources under cultivation, in consultation with the fish health specialist
- Supply veterinary medicine under professional direction
Supply veterinary medicines under the direction of a veterinary surgeon.
- Assist in general veterinary medical procedures
Assist veterinarians by preparing both the animal and the equipment for medical procedures, and providing care and support to the animal undergoing a medical procedure.
- Prevent work accidents
Application of specific risk assessment measures to prevent risks and threats at work.
- Inspect aquaculture equipment
Inspect aquaculture harvesting tools and machinery to ensure that they work properly. Monitor production machinery and equipment to detect problems. Identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
- Maintain fish harvesting equipment
Clean and store fish harvesting equipment after use.
- Set up fish harvesting equipment
Set up fish harvesting equipment for the efficient slaughter of the fish and subsequent storage.
- Ensure aquaculture personnel health and safety
Make sure that health and safety procedures have been established and followed across all aquaculture facilities including cages. Ensure that personnel and general public are instructed and all work activities are carried out according to relevant health and safety regulations.
- Estimate harvest costs
Reasonably estimate harvest equipment needed, provide accurate harvest estimates and work within assigned budgets.
- Apply fish harvest methods
Apply fish harvest methods effectively and in a manner which minimises the stress caused to fish. Slaughter the fish in a humane manner.
- Collaborate with animal related professionals
Collaborate with veterinary and other animal related professionals through communication of animal details, case records and summary reports orally or via written or electronic transfer.
- Develop management plans to reduce risks in aquaculture
Develop a management plan to reduce the risks from pests, predators and diseases. Supervise implementation of plan, especially disease prevention measures, throughout the aquaculture facility.
- Provide training
Provide training and orientation to new team members, or assign this task to an appropriately experienced team member.
- Support veterinary diagnostic procedures
Prepare equipment and animals for veterinary diagnostic tests. Conduct or support sample collection. Preserve samples from animals for analysis and communicate the results. Provide care for the animal undergoing examination.'
- Manage animal hygiene
Plan and use appropriate hygiene measures to prevent transmission of diseases and ensure an effective overall hygiene. Maintain and follow hygiene procedures and regulations when working with animals, communicate site hygiene controls and protocols to others. Manage the safe disposal of waste according to destination and local regulations.
- Carry out fish disease prevention measures
Carry out disease prevention measures for fish, molluscs, and crustaceans for land-based and water-based aquaculture facilities.
- Identify legal requirements
Conduct research for applicable legal and normative procedures and standards, analyse and derive legal requirements that apply to the organisation, its policies and products.
- Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting
Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and using equipment in preparation for harvesting.
- Prepare health documentation
Prepare health documents for the despatch of fish, molluscs, crustaceans or others.
- Maintain grading equipment
Set up equipment and areas to effectively grade fish according to requirements. Maintain the equipment in a serviceable condition throughout the grading process. Clean and store the equipment after use.
- Ensure cage safety requirements are followed
Ensure that personnel comply with cage safety requirements.
- Control aquatic production environment
Assess the impact of biological conditions such as algae and fouling organisms by managing water intakes, catchments and oxygen use.