Myticulture technician - Salary and Career
Aquaculture Technicians

Myticulture technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They organize the reproduction of aquatic animals, such as fish, shrimp, mussels, oysters and frogs, among others, collect breeding material, control animal health and predation, monitor water quality, feed, capture and benefit aquatic animals from ponds, tanks and marine farms. They provide technical assistance and help in the elaboration of projects, guiding the construction of facilities in aquaculture farms and a system for raising aquatic animals. They can teach courses.

How much does an Myticulture technician earn

A Myticulture technician earns between $1.156 and $4.672 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.116 and a median salary of $1.950 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 8 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Myticulture technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.116 25.393 529 10
1º Quartile 1.156 13.872 289 5
Median Salary 1.950 23.400 488 9
3º Quartile 3.563 42.753 891 17
Higher Salary 4.672 56.060 1.168 22

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • agricultural production technicians
        • aquaculture technicians

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Main workplaces

Aquaculture Technicians they work in fish, crustacean and mollusc farms owned by private companies, in research and rural extension agencies, in fishing companies and related activities. They are salaried or self-employed under occasional supervision. They work as a team, in the open and during the day. Eventually, they are exposed to toxic materials, loud noise, animal attacks and the weather.

What does it take to work in the field of Aquaculture Technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a high school technical course in one of the following qualifications: agricultural or livestock technician, with a specialization in aquaculture or, more recently, technician in fish farming or aquaculture, with the introduction of these courses in some agrotechnical schools in the country. The full exercise of the activities occurs after one to two years of experience in the specialized breeding in which they work.

Functions and activities of Myticulture technician

Aquaculture Technicians must:

  • prepare nurseries, tanks and farms;
  • preparing nurseries, tanks and pens for cultivation;
  • benefit aquatic animals;
  • prepare nurseries, tanks and farming bays;
  • collect reproduction material;
  • prepare nurseries, tanks and stalls for cultivation;
  • monitor water quality;
  • capture aquatic animals;
  • capture water animals;
  • organize breeding aquatic animals;
  • prepare nurseries, tanks and pens for cultivation;
  • prepare ponds, ponds and pens for cultivation;
  • control sanity and predation of aquatic animals;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • organize reproduction of aquatic animals;
  • feed aquatic animals;
  • prepare nurseries, tanks and bays for cultivation;
  • provide technical assistance;
  • prepare nurseries, tanks, and farming stalls;

  • Activities

    • show creativity in the rescue of aquatic creations;
    • select breeders;
    • building a footbath structure;
    • check egg and larva development;
    • pack aquatic animals;
    • make traps for capturing aquatic animals;
    • show creativity in rescuing aquatic creations;
    • freeze aquatic animals;
    • debug aquatic animals;
    • distribute feed;
    • negotiate for the purchase and sale of aquatic animals;
    • take water samples;
    • drain ponds, tanks and pens;
    • remove female shrimp eye for spawning (ablation) induction;
    • perceiving behavior of aquatic animals;
    • make oyster and mussel seed collectors;
    • make net, cast net and net;
    • anesthetize aquatic animals by electric shock;
    • grade pond soil;
    • distribute feeders;
    • fertilize ponds and ponds;
    • size water flow;
    • catch fish and shrimp from ponds and ponds;
    • build structures for mussel fattening;
    • collect gametes by scraping;
    • coordinate work team;
    • calculate average weight;
    • forward samples for laboratory analysis;
    • collect eggs and semen by extrusion;
    • perform topographic survey;
    • release rockets to scare away predators;
    • clear ponds and ponds;
    • add medicines to feed;
    • fix scarecrows to scare away predators;
    • set feeding time;
    • measure temperature;
    • assist in the preparation of aquaculture projects;
    • salinate ponds;
    • dissolve medicines in water;
    • guide aquatic animal breeding system;
    • create worms;
    • fix fishing gear;
    • apply medicines by immersion;
    • perform asepsis of equipment and utensils;
    • bleeding aquatic animals;
    • package post-larvae in nurseries;
    • multiply zooplankton;
    • collect eggs;
    • request medication purchases;
    • seal ponds, ponds and pen sluices;
    • supply nurseries, tanks and pens with water;
    • collect larvae from incubators;
    • count eggs and larvae;
    • catch fish and shrimp with a cast net;
    • fishing mussels from marine farms (harvest);
    • inspect extractive activities;
    • flexible working hours depending on the activity;
    • measure transparency;
    • supervise transport of aquatic animals;
    • hydrate eggs;
    • build settling ponds;
    • mate breeders;
    • measure breeders and eggs;
    • multiply phytoplankton;
    • multiply benthic;
    • fishing fish with fixed enclosure;
    • check shrimp seedling percentage;
    • place screens in ponds, tanks, pens and sluices;
    • measure ph of water;
    • install oyster and mussel seed collectors;
    • mixing eggs and semen (fertilization);
    • install water purification filter;
    • guide aquatic animal husbandry system;
    • measure turbidity;
    • place screens in ponds, ponds, stalls and sluices;
    • inject drugs and hormones;
    • grind aquatic animals;
    • measure salinity;
    • extract oysters and mussels;
    • isolate aquatic animals in quarantine;
    • collect pituitary gland of fish and frog;
    • fillet aquatic animals;
    • adapt aquaculture materials and equipment;
    • test degree of maturation of eggs;
    • fishing fish and shrimp with net;
    • calculate feed quantity;
    • seal ponds, ponds and pens;
    • perform visual analysis of aquatic animals;
    • incubate eggs;
    • deliver courses and lectures;
    • slicing fish in steak;
    • set feed type;
    • collect eggs;
    • rate aquatic animals;
    • fishing fish and shrimp with a net;
    • sanitize incubator;
    • grading pond soil;
    • add medicines in feed;
    • breed flies;
    • eviscerate aquatic animals;
    • measure level of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate;
    • measure transparency;
    • coordinate the work team;
    • build structures for oyster fattening;
    • killing aquatic animals by heat shock;
    • apply drugs by immersion;
    • collect gametes by thermal shock;
    • anesthetize aquatic animals by hypothermia (stunning);
    • identify fungi, bacteria and parasites;
    • prepare feed;
    • measure oxygen;
    • fishing fish with hook;
    • build a footbath structure;
    • guide the construction of facilities in aquaculture farms;
    • assemble aeration equipment;
    • sterilize nurseries, tanks and pens;
    • collect post-larvae for sex reversal;
    • install water purification filter;

    Sectors that hire Myticulture technician the most in the job market

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    • breeding oysters and mussels in salt and brackish water
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    • breeding cattle for beef

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