Fish breeder - Salary and Career
Aquatic Animal Breeders

Fish breeder - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They handle and feed aquatic animals. They control the aquatic environment, monitor and build aquatic facilities. They organize breeding of aquatic animals and take care of their sanity. They plan breeding, benefit and commercialize aquatic animals.

How much does an Fish breeder earn

A Fish breeder earns between $1.167 and $2.458 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.490 and a median salary of $1.470 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3.823 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Fish breeder

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.490 17.881 373 7
1º Quartile 1.167 13.999 292 5
Median Salary 1.470 17.645 368 7
3º Quartile 1.875 22.496 469 9
Higher Salary 2.458 29.497 615 11

Professional job categories

  • Agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers
    • fishermen and forestry extractors
      • fishermen and hunters
        • aquatic animal breeders

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Main workplaces

Aquatic Animal Breeders these occupations are performed by workers with a formal contract, employed in nurseries. Only the mussel breeder works on his own. The work is in a team, with permanent supervision. Mussel and turtle farmers are subject to occasional supervision. The work is carried out in the open, during the day. Shrimp, alligator, mussel, oyster and fish farmers are subject to climate variation. Shrimp, mussel, oyster and fish farmers spend long periods in the water to perform their duties.

What does it take to work in the field of Aquatic Animal Breeders

Schooling for all occupations is at elementary level. For alligator, mussel and chelonian breeders, access is free, with no previous experience required. For shrimp, oyster, fish and frog farmers, the full exercise of the activities requires a year of experience. No professional qualification is required, except for mussel and fish farmers, who complete up to two hundred hours of basic professional training.

Functions and activities of Fish breeder

Aquatic Animal Breeders must:

  • commercialize aquatic animals;
  • monitor aquatic installations;
  • building water facilities;
  • building aquatic facilities;
  • build water facilities;
  • plan aquatic animal husbandry;
  • handling aquatic animals;
  • monitor aquatic facilities;
  • feed aquatic animals;
  • build aquatic facilities;
  • care for the health of aquatic animals;
  • benefit aquatic animals;
  • control aquatic environment;
  • monitor water facilities;
  • plan aquatic animal breeding;
  • feeding aquatic animals;
  • trade aquatic animals;
  • caring for the health of aquatic animals;
  • handling water animals;
  • organize reproduction of aquatic animals;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • clear ponds and tanks;
    • set grow place;
    • releasing rockets;
    • clean mussels;
    • build siege;
    • weighing alligators;
    • measure animals;
    • classify animals;
    • repair networks and screens;
    • applying medication orally;
    • install protective screens;
    • mate breeding frogs in pens;
    • harvesting frogs;
    • install filters;
    • clear enclosures, poles and longline;
    • prepare feed;
    • collect plankton;
    • scaling area of cultivation;
    • have physical strength to repair water facilities;
    • repair nets and screens;
    • define machinery and equipment;
    • diluting medicines in water;
    • collect mussels;
    • install theft protection system;
    • define aquatic species;
    • clear ponds and ponds;
    • renew water from ponds, tanks and stalls;
    • install electrical system;
    • check tray markers;
    • control soil ph;
    • incubate eggs;
    • launch feed in ponds;
    • killing frogs;
    • introduce mussel larvae collectors;
    • settle ponds with larvae;
    • identify the sex of alligators and turtles;
    • debug oysters;
    • collecting oysters;
    • isolate animals for treatment and quarantine;
    • shim ponds and tanks;
    • calculate daily feed consumption;
    • supervise points of sale;
    • collect oyster larvae;
    • control air temperature and humidity;
    • classify animals;
    • building nurseries;
    • distribute feed in feeders;
    • count animals;
    • monitor visits to aquatic facilities;
    • transport aquatic animals for commercialization;
    • grow plankton;
    • grow plants to feed turtles;
    • slaughter alligators;
    • scaling crop area;
    • adding brine shrimp cysts in tanks;
    • identify natural resources;
    • killing turtles;
    • building longlines;
    • fertilize ponds;
    • return oysters in sieges;
    • repair dikes;
    • show sensitivity to aquatic animals;
    • pack shrimp;
    • buy feed;
    • fillet fish;
    • pack alligators;
    • sterilize ponds, tanks and stalls;
    • negotiate prices;
    • control water oxygen level;
    • pack oysters;
    • assistant to remove eggs and semen by extrusion;
    • introduce oyster larvae collectors on mats;
    • build nurseries;
    • clean ponds, ponds and stalls;
    • plowing nurseries;
    • provide fasting of fish, frogs, shrimp and alligators;
    • deposit spawning frogs in hatching tanks;
    • disinfect feeders and nets;
    • assist induction of reproduction by application of hormones;
    • control water turbidity;
    • contact producers for partnerships;
    • ozonize water;
    • casting shrimp;
    • anesthetize frogs and alligators by thermal shock;
    • shrimp fillet;
    • build tanks;
    • fishing fish;
    • install waterworks;
    • supervise feeding times;
    • build net tank;
    • check feed quantity in stocks and silos;
    • untap turtles;
    • pack fish;
    • arrange project development;
    • providing environmental impact study;
    • set breeding system;
    • work as a team;
    • build mats;
    • calculate project cost and benefit;
    • remove predators, competitors and dead animals;
    • mixing eggs and semen;
    • weighing animals;
    • applying medication topically;
    • determine production standard;
    • grind fish;
    • slaughter shrimp by thermal shock;
    • repair longline;
    • pack frogs;
    • take the skin of fish, frogs and alligators;
    • research consumer market for aquatic animals;
    • sell products at fairs, exhibitions and commercial establishments;
    • disclose products in the media;
    • killing fish by heat shock;
    • plow nurseries;
    • define work team;
    • select oyster larvae;
    • have manual dexterity;
    • improvise in adverse situations;
    • improvise in adverse situations;
    • transferring animals between tanks, ponds and nets;
    • pack mussels;
    • build feeders;
    • repair channels;
    • build bays;
    • examine behavior of aquatic animals;
    • assist in the selection of sires and breeders;
    • brush trays and screens;
    • collect alligator eggs;
    • repair nets and screens;
    • applying medicines to fish by dipping;
    • control water salinity;
    • check amount of feed in stocks and silos;
    • control water ph;
    • identify sick animals;
    • research input supplier market;
    • repair gates;
    • provide fasting for fish, frogs, shrimp and alligators;
    • control water temperature;
    • collect spawn of frogs;

    Sectors that hire Fish breeder the most in the job market

    • fish breeding in freshwater
    • preservation of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
    • breeding cattle for beef
    • freshwater aquaculture crops and semi-cultures
    • freshwater ornamental fish breeding
    • live animal wholesale
    • support activities for freshwater aquaculture
    • bringing shrimps in salt and brackish water
    • small animal slaughter
    • common ice making

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