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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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.
- Fish welfare regulations
The set of rules that apply in fish harvesting methods which ensure fish well-being.
- 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.
- Set up fish harvesting equipment
Set up fish harvesting equipment for the efficient slaughter of the fish and subsequent storage.
- 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.
- Collect dead fish
Collect dead fish in tanks, ponds, lagoons, cages.
- 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.
- Handle fish harvesting waste
Dispose of waste, blood and inferior quality fish according to site waste management procedures.
- Monitor fish mortality rates
Monitor fish mortalities and assess possible causes.
- Maintain fish harvesting equipment
Clean and store fish harvesting equipment after use.
- Handle harvested fish
Handle harvested fish in a manner which maintains flesh quality. Effectively store fish in chilled storage.
- 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.
- Transport fish
Transport live and harvested fish, molluscs, crustaceans from farm to client.
- Carry out preparations for fish disease specialist
Prepare environment and equipment for fish disease specialist treatments, including vaccination treatments.
- Measure water quality parameters
Measure water quality parameters: temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.
- Measure water flow
Measure water flow, water intakes and catchments.
- Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting
Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and using equipment in preparation for harvesting.
- Carry out humane harvesting practices
Carry out humane harvesting and slaughtering practices
- Screen live fish deformities
Screen for deformities in live fish including larvae
- Operate fish capture equipment
Operate fish capture equipment, for grading, sampling or harvesting purposes.
- Identity aquaculture species
Identity major European farmed fish, shellfish and crustacean species.
- Follow hygienic practices in fishery operations
Comply with the right regulations and practices for hygienically handling fishery related tasks and responsibilities in fishery operations.
- Conform to health and safety regulations
Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.