Aquacultural Managers
SOC: 11-9013.03

Description:

Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director
  • Aquaculture Director
  • Aquaculture Farm Manager
  • Aquaculture Professor
  • Aquaculture Program Director
  • Aquaculturist
  • Farm Operations Technical Director
  • Fertilization Technician
  • Finfish Aquaculture Specialist
  • Fish and Wildlife Technician
  • Fish Culturist
  • Fish Farmer
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Fish, Frog, or Oyster Farmer
  • Fisheries Specialist
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Marine Technician
  • Operator
  • Oyster Cultivator
  • Oyster Farmer
  • Oyster Grower
  • Production Manager
  • Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Specialist
  • Research Coordinator


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data.
  • Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.
  • Account for and disburse funds.
  • Devise and participate in activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
  • Coordinate the selection and maintenance of brood stock.
  • Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
  • Determine, administer, and execute policies relating to operations administration and standards, and facility maintenance.
  • Collect information regarding techniques for fish collection and fertilization, spawn incubation, and treatment of spawn and fry.
  • Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.
  • Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment.
  • Confer with biologists, fish pathologists, and other fishery personnel to obtain data concerning fish habits, diseases, food, and environmental requirements.
  • Prepare reports required by state and federal laws.
  • Identify environmental requirements of a particular species, and select and oversee the preparation of sites for species cultivation.
  • Scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations.
  • Design and construct pens, floating stations, and collector strings or fences for sea farms.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Aeration pumps
  • Air compression equipment
  • Aquaculture tanks
  • Biological filters
  • Cage nets
  • Centrifugal water pumps
  • Claw hammers
  • Clockwork belt feeders
  • Cordless power drills
  • Digital flowmeters
  • Dip nets
  • Fish collection nets
  • Fish counters
  • Fish crowders
  • Fish egg counters
  • Fish egg sorters
  • Fish feeders
  • Fish graders
  • Fish holding pens
  • Fish incubators
  • Fish transfer pumps
  • Fish traps
  • Fry nets
  • Gas-powered generators
  • Hacksaws
  • Handheld dissolved oxygen meters
  • Laptop computers
  • Layout squares
  • Multipurpose pliers
  • Multipurpose tractors
  • Ozone generators
  • Personal computers
  • pH probes
  • Phillips screwdrivers
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Portable power saws
  • Power mowers
  • Power nail guns
  • Power nail pullers
  • Propane torches
  • Round metal files
  • Safety gloves
  • Screen filters
  • Seine reels
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Tanker trucks
  • Temperature monitors
  • Tongue and groove pliers
  • Tubing cutters
  • Turbine water pumps
  • Ultraviolet light UV water disinfection systems
  • Utility forklifts
  • Utility knives
  • Water filters
  • Water level monitors
  • Water test kits
  • Woodworking chisels
  • AquaSoft Farm Manager
  • Data entry software
  • Fish stocking databases
  • Hatchery database systems
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Staff scheduling software
  • Statistical analysis software
  • Time reporting software
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020