Profession aquaculture recirculation manager

Aquaculture recirculation managers control the production of aquatic organisms in land-based recirculation systems, manage water re-use processes and supervise complex circulation, aeration and biofilter systems.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Recirculation systems

    The characteristics and functioning of complex circulation, aeration and biofilter systems.

  • Water chemistry analysis

    Principles of complex water chemistry.

  • Biofilter systems

    The techniques used to control pollution via biofiltration processes.

  • Water reuse

    Principles of water re-use processes in complex circulation systems.

  • Fish welfare regulations

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

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Fish harvesting methods

    Knowledge of up-to-date fish harvesting methods.

  • Fish grading

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

  • 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.

  • Fire-fighting systems

    The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.

  • Fish identification and classification

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

Skills

  • Participate in the organisation of emergency drills

    Participate in preparing and executing emergency drills. Take charge of on-scene response actions. Help ensure that written drill reports are logged properly. Make sure that all personnel adhere to pre-planned emergency procedures as carefully as possible in the event of an emergency situation.

  • Inspect fish stock

    Collect and examine fish to evaluate the health of fish stock.

  • Maintain safety systems

    Maintain the operational condition of life-saving, fire fighting and other safety systems.

  • 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.

  • Identify training needs

    Analyse the training problems and identify the training requirements of an organisation or individuals, so as to provide them with instruction tailored to their prior mastery, profile, means and problem.

  • Maintain recirculation systems

    Monitor and maintain water circulation within holding units. Monitor the condition of the water filtering and purification equipment.

  • Carry out fish disease prevention measures

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

  • Conduct fish mortality studies

    Collect fish mortality data. Identify causes of mortality and provide solutions .

  • Monitor water quality

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

  • Assess fish health condition

    Identify and prepare fish condition for the safe application of treatments.

  • Supervise biofilter systems

    Supervise biofilter systems.

  • Supervise circulation systems

    Supervise complex circulation and aeration systems applying water chemistry analysis.

  • Monitor growth rates of cultivated fish species

    Monitor and assess growth rates and biomass of cultivated fish species, taking mortalities into account. Calculate and forecast growth rates. Monitor and assess mortalities.

  • 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.

  • Make time-critical decisions

    Pursue optimal time-critical decision making within the organisation.

  • Manage recirculation systems equipment

    Manage complex electrical, electronic and control equipment in recirculation systems.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Implement fin fish feeding regimes

    Implement daily fin fish feeding regimes to take account of environmental variations. Check feeding regimes are followed through the accurate implementation of feeding procedures. Implement adjustments to feeding regimes to take account of fluctuations in production performance and variations in environmental conditions. Control specialist feeding regimes to support specified production requirements. Investigate changes in feeding behaviour to determine cause and required corrective action.

  • Manage recirculation systems

    Manage pumping, aerating, heating and lighting equipment as needed in recirculation systems.

  • Provide on-site training in aquaculture facilities

    Provide on-site training in aquaculture facilities, through instruction and demonstration of skills. Provide, implement and supervise a training development plan,.

  • Control fish diseases

    Identify the symptoms of fish diseases. Apply appropriate measures to treat or eliminate diagnosed conditions.

  • Interpret scientific data to assess water quality

    Interpret biological and physico-chemical data to assess water quality.

  • Develop fish health and welfare management plans

    Develop a fish health and welfare management plan which will include risks from diseases, predators, and pests.

Optional knowledge and skills

plan the work of teams and individuals plan marketing strategy use communication devices marketing principles develop personal skills implement scientific decision making in healthcare communicate in english at a competent user level lead a team communicate verbal instructions work as a team use it tools plan team building operate an emergency communication system speak different languages