Profession water-based aquaculture technician
Water-based aquaculture technicians coordinate and supervise activities on fattening aquaculture organisms in suspended systems (floating or submerged structures). They participate in extraction operations and handling organisms for commercialisation. Water-based aquaculture technicians supervise maintenance of equipment and facilities (cages, rafts, longlines, bouchot).
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- Computerised feeding systems
The functioning of computered controlled systems that provide animal feeding.
- Aquaculture production planning software
The functioning principles and usage of a software dedicated to the planning of aquculture production.
- Rates of growth assessment
The different methods used to evaluate the growth of most important cultivated species.
- Fish grading
The method of how fish are graded according to their different characteristics: specification, size, quality and condition.
- Animal welfare legislation
The legal boundaries, codes of professional conduct, national and EU regulatory frameworks and legal procedures of working with animals and living organisms, ensuring their welfare and health.
- Monitor feeding behaviour
Monitor feeding behaviour of farm animals. Collect information on the growth of the animals, and forecast future growth. Monitor and assess biomass taking mortality into account.
- Carry out feeding operations
Carry out manual feeding. Calibrate and operate automatic and computerised feeding systems.
- Preserve fish samples for diagnosis
Collect and preserve larval, fish and mollusc samples or lesions for diagnosis by fish disease specialists.
- Apply fish treatments
Apply prescribed fish treatments under supervision, including assistance with vaccination immersion and injection procedures.
- Organise shellfish depuration
Plan and monitor the cleaning of impurities from shellfish.
- Check animal feeding behaviour
Check animal feeding behaviour.
Move through water by means of the limbs.
- 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.
- Assess cage water quality
Analyse the quality of water by monitoring the state of temperature and oxygen, among other parameters.
- Observe fish disease symptoms
Observe and describe fish disease symptoms such as lesions.
- 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.
- Prepare for small craft operation
Prepare for personnel operation of small craft, both with licence and without licence.
- Carry out preparations for fish disease specialist
Prepare environment and equipment for fish disease specialist treatments, including vaccination treatments.
- Control aquatic production environment
Assess the impact of biological conditions such as algae and fouling organisms by managing water intakes, catchments and oxygen use.
- Observe abnormal fish behaviour
Observe, describe and monitor abnormal fish behaviour in respect of feeding, swimming, surfacing.
- Carry out maintenance of aquaculture equipment
Maintain aquaculture equipment and identify equipment needs. Carry out routine maintenance and minor repairs as needed.
- Operate small craft
Operate small craft used for transport and feeding.
- Calculate aquatic resources growth rate
Calculate and forecast growth rates. Monitor and assess growth and biomass taking mortality into account, based on the different methods of growth assessment.
Optional knowledge and skillsreport to the team leader incidents and accidents recording communicate in english in a competent way work in outdoor conditions write work-related reports communicate in an outdoor setting use a computer work in inclement conditions fish anatomy maintain incident reporting records report live online maintain diving equipment report pollution incidents manage time in fishery operations communicate verbal instructions ensure aquaculture personnel health and safety use communication devices use different communication channels develop aquaculture strategies screen live fish deformities
Source: Sisyphus ODB