Fish farmer - Salary and Career
Aquatic Animal Breeders

Fish farmer - 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 farmer earn

A Fish farmer 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 farmer

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 farmer

Aquatic Animal Breeders must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Fish farmer 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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