Aquacultural Managers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Shellfish Manager
  • Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Specialist
  • Oyster Grower
  • Oyster Farmer
  • Oyster Cultivator
  • Marine Technician
  • Hatchery Supervisor
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Frog Farmer
  • Fisheries Technician
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What They Do

  • Scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations.
  • Design and construct pens, floating stations, and collector strings or fences for sea farms.
  • Collect information regarding techniques for fish collection and fertilization, spawn incubation, and treatment of spawn and fry.
  • Coordinate the selection and maintenance of brood stock.
  • Confer with biologists, fish pathologists, and other fishery personnel to obtain data concerning fish habits, diseases, food, and environmental requirements.
  • Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment.
  • Identify environmental requirements of a particular species, and select and oversee the preparation of sites for species cultivation.
  • Prepare reports required by state and federal laws.
  • Devise and participate in activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries.
  • Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ERC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Realistic and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Working Conditions and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Education Required

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

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $87,000 with most people making between $48,900 and $124,730

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 32,110 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 31,040 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 550 replacement openings for approximately 550 total annual openings.

Industries that Employ this Occupation

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