Aquaculture Farmer

Aquaculture Farmers are involved in all aspects of aquatic farming operations (breeding, growing, conserving) of fish and other aquatic stock including oysters, crayfish, prawns etc.

Duties and tasks

  • Direct and Supervise the operation of hatcheries
  • Market and promote aquatic stock to buyers
  • Monitor water conditions to ensure an optimal growing environment
  • Organise all farming activities including machinery operation, repairs and maintenance
  • Oversee the production and harvest of fish and other aquatic stock
  • Train and supervise assistants and contractors
  • Working alongside other professionals to achieve production targets

Skills required

  • Enjoy Working in a Water Environment
  • Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Physically Fit and Strong
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Problem Solving

Working conditions

Aquaculture Farmers work in a water environment. Due to the nature of the business, Aquaculture Farmers must be able to work in all weather conditions. Farmers must be physically fit and prepared to work long hours including early mornings.

Professional associations / Industry information

Aquaculture Council of Western Australia (ACWA)
Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) Promoting the conservation, study, keeping and propagation of the native fish species of Australia and New Guinea
Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB)

Related jobs and job titles

  • Aquaculture Technician
  • Crop Farmer
  • Deck Hand
  • Fish/Seafood Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Marine Biologist
  • Mussel Farmer
  • Oyster Farmer
  • Scientist

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