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Aquaculture Technician

Work in freshwater and marine farming, hatchery management, research on farmed species and development of equipment.

Tasks

  • Undertake breeding and raising of marine organisms in artificial conditions
  • Identify common diseases in fish and shellfish, and take the necessary steps to prevent from occurring in intensive farming
  • Assist with experiments relating to nutrition or methods to control predators, parasites and other disease-causing organisms
  • Monitor environment in which the fish are living, using oxygen meters, salinity meters, pH (acidity) meters and water chemistry analysis kits
  • Maintain live feed and algae cultures
  • Keep records
  • Develop and implement farm management systems
  • Develop equipment and designs for farms

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • enjoy working outdoors
  • problem solving skills
  • observational skills
  • practical
  • ability to work alone or in a team