Prawn farmer - Salary and Career
Aquatic Animal Breeders

Prawn 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 Prawn farmer earn

A Prawn farmer earns between $829 and $1.811 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.119 and a median salary of $1.100 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 797 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Prawn farmer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.119 13.422 280 5
1º Quartile 829 9.952 207 4
Median Salary 1.100 13.200 275 5
3º Quartile 1.381 16.575 345 7
Higher Salary 1.811 21.733 453 9

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 Prawn farmer

Aquatic Animal Breeders must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Prawn farmer the most in the job market

    • bringing shrimps in salt and brackish water
    • freshwater shrimp breeding
    • wholesale of fish and seafood
    • fishmonger
    • breeding fish in salt and brackish water
    • fish breeding in freshwater
    • terrain preparation, cultivation and harvesting service
    • support activities for aquaculture in salt and brackish water
    • hotels
    • breeding cattle for beef

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