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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Personality Type

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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Screen live fish deformities

    Screen for deformities in live fish including larvae

  • Measure water flow

    Measure water flow, water intakes and catchments.

  • 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.

  • Monitor fish mortality rates

    Monitor fish mortalities and assess possible causes.

  • Handle harvested fish

    Handle harvested fish in a manner which maintains flesh quality. Effectively store fish in chilled storage.

  • 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.

  • Carry out preparations for fish disease specialist

    Prepare environment and equipment for fish disease specialist treatments, including vaccination treatments.

  • Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting

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

  • Transport fish

    Transport live and harvested fish, molluscs, crustaceans from farm to client.

  • Maintain fish harvesting equipment

    Clean and store fish harvesting equipment after use.

  • Follow hygienic practices in fishery operations

    Comply with the right regulations and practices for hygienically handling fishery related tasks and responsibilities in fishery operations.

  • Handle fish harvesting waste

    Dispose of waste, blood and inferior quality fish according to site waste management procedures.

  • Collect dead fish

    Gather dead fish in recipients like tanks and cages.

  • 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.

  • Carry out humane harvesting practices

    Carry out humane harvesting and slaughtering practices

  • Harvest aquatic resources

    Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and use 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.

  • 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.

  • Set up fish harvesting equipment

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

  • Measure water quality parameters

    Quality assure water by taking into consideration various elements, such as temperature.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare for small craft operation work in outdoor conditions communicate in english in a competent way communicate verbal instructions operation of transport equipment swim report to the team leader work in inclement conditions communicate by telephone monitor feeding behaviour undertake continuous professional development in fishery operations fish identification and classification implement fin fish feeding regimes work as a team use communication devices fish harvesting methods operate small craft