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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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Biosecurity

    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 grading

    The method of how fish are graded according to their different characteristics: specification, size, quality and condition.

  • Fish anatomy

    The study of the form or morphology of fish species.

  • Fish harvesting methods

    Knowledge of up-to-date fish harvesting methods.

  • 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 welfare regulations

    The set of rules that apply in fish harvesting methods which ensure fish well-being.

  • 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 identification and classification

    The procedures and practices followed in the identification and classification of fish, aquatic plants and insects.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Develop stock health programmes

    Develop a health and welfare programme for those aquatic resources under cultivation, in consultation with the fish health specialist

  • 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.

  • Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting

    Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and using equipment in preparation for harvesting.

  • Ensure cage safety requirements are followed

    Ensure that personnel comply with cage safety requirements.

  • Prepare health documentation

    Prepare health documents for the despatch of fish, molluscs, crustaceans or others.

  • Control aquatic production environment

    Assess the impact of biological conditions such as algae and fouling organisms by managing water intakes, catchments and oxygen use.

  • 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.

  • 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.'

  • Supply veterinary medicine under professional direction

    Supply veterinary medicines under the direction of a veterinary surgeon.

  • Maintain fish harvesting equipment

    Clean and store fish harvesting equipment after use.

  • Provide training

    Provide training and orientation to new team members, or assign this task to an appropriately experienced team member.

  • Set up fish harvesting equipment

    Set up fish harvesting equipment for the efficient slaughter of the fish and subsequent storage.

  • Carry out fish disease prevention measures

    Carry out disease prevention measures for fish, molluscs, and crustaceans for land-based and water-based aquaculture facilities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensure compliance with aquaculture standards

    Ensure that operations comply with standards for sustainable aquaculture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prevent work accidents

    Application of specific risk assessment measures to prevent risks and threats at work.

  • Estimate harvest costs

    Reasonably estimate harvest equipment needed, provide accurate harvest estimates and work within assigned budgets.

Optional knowledge and skills

solve operational transport problems work in outdoor conditions handle fish harvesting waste carry out preparations for fish disease specialist transport fish handle harvested fish screen live fish deformities communicate in an outdoor setting work in inclement conditions communicate in english in a competent way prepare fish harvesting equipment communicate verbal instructions use communication devices communicate with customers collect live fish collect dead fish observe abnormal fish behaviour conduct fish mortality studies organise sale of live products