Profession aquaculture quality supervisor

Aquaculture quality supervisors establish standards and policies for the quality control of aquatic organisms’ production. They test and inspect the stock according to hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles and safety regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Quality of fish products

    Factors affecting the quality of fish products. For instance, differences between species, impact of the fishing gears and parasite influence on the preservation of quality.

  • Quality standards applicable to aquaculture products

    Quality schemes, label rouge, ISO systems, HACCP procedures, bio/organic status, traceability labels.

  • Seafood processing

    Process of all marine finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and other forms of aquatic life (including squid, sea turtle, jellyfish, sea cucumber, and sea urchin and the roe of such animals) other than birds or mammals, harvested for human consumption.

  • Traceability in food industry

    Traceability measures to respond to potential risks that can arise in food and feed, so as to ensure that all food products are safe for humans to eat.

Skills

  • Assess cage water quality

    Carry out daily assessment of water quality parameters inside the cages such as temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.

  • Set quality assurance objectives

    Define quality assurance targets and procedures and see to their maintenance and continued improvement by reviewing targets, protocols, supplies, processes, equipment and technologies for quality standards.

  • Implement traceability systems

    Implement traceability systems in respect of different aquatic resources species.

  • Perform food risk analysis

    Perform food risks analysis for food safety assurance.

  • Measure water quality parameters

    Measure water quality parameters: temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.

  • Oversee quality control

    Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.

  • Implement quality management systems

    Implement quality systems and procedures such as ISO systems.

  • Monitor water quality

    Measure water quality: temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.

  • 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.

  • Ensure compliance with aquaculture standards

    Ensure that operations comply with standards for sustainable aquaculture.

  • Apply risk management processes

    Identify risk and apply a risk management process, e.g. HACCP.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Make improvements to work activities

    Make recommendations for improvements to work activities

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Optional knowledge and skills

report pollution incidents fish anatomy screen live fish deformities develop personal skills deliver online training pollution prevention impart training on general quality management supervision identify training needs evaluate training use different communication channels create training materials communicate in english in a competent way make independent operating decisions pollution legislation speak different languages provide training implement scientific decision making in healthcare