Profession aquaculture harvesting worker
Aquaculture harvesting workers work in the harvesting of those aquatic organisms cultured in land-based on-growing processes.
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- Fish welfare regulations
The set of rules that apply in fish harvesting methods which ensure fish well-being.
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.
- Rope manipulation
Rope manipulation which relates to knotting and splicing.
- Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting
Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and using equipment in preparation for harvesting.
- Handle fish harvesting waste
Dispose of waste, blood and inferior quality fish according to site waste management procedures.
- Handle harvested fish
Handle harvested fish in a manner which maintains flesh quality. Effectively store fish in chilled storage.
- Collect dead fish
Collect dead fish in tanks, ponds, lagoons, cages.
- Carry out humane harvesting practices
Carry out humane harvesting and slaughtering practices
- Monitor fish mortality rates
Monitor fish mortalities and assess possible causes.
- Set up fish harvesting equipment
Set up fish harvesting equipment for the efficient slaughter of the fish and subsequent storage.
- Perform fish grading operations
Gather live fish using techniques which minimise the stress caused to fish and avoid fish escapes occurring. Grade them manually or using equipment. Report on the grading operation, ensuring compliance with specifications.
- Follow hygienic practices in fishery operations
Comply with the right regulations and practices for hygienically handling fishery related tasks and responsibilities in fishery operations.
- Carry out preparations for fish disease specialist
Prepare environment and equipment for fish disease specialist treatments, including vaccination treatments.
- Transport fish
Transport live and harvested fish, molluscs, crustaceans from farm to client.
- Measure water quality parameters
Measure water quality parameters: temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.
- Identity aquaculture species
Identity major European farmed fish, shellfish and crustacean species.
- Operate fish capture equipment
Operate fish capture equipment, for grading, sampling or harvesting purposes.
- Screen live fish deformities
Screen for deformities in live fish including larvae
- Maintain fish harvesting equipment
Clean and store fish harvesting equipment after use.
- Measure water flow
Measure water flow, water intakes and catchments.
- Harvest aquatic resources
Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and using equipment in preparation for harvesting. Harvest shellfish for human consumption. Harvest live fish for live transport. Harvest all species in a humane manner. Handle harvested fish in a manner which maintains flesh quality.
- Follow safety precautions in fishery operations
Comply with policies and institutional regulations to guarantee a safe workplace for employees in fishery and aquaculture operations. Deal with potential risks and dangers by taking appropriate safety measures.
- Work in shifts
Work in rotating shifts, where the goal is to keep a service or production line running around the clock and each day of the week.