Shrimp farming technician - Salary and Career
Aquaculture Technicians

Shrimp farming 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 Shrimp farming technician earn

A Shrimp farming technician earns between $397 and $2.189 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.037 and a median salary of $1.110 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 107 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Shrimp farming technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.037 12.438 259 6
1º Quartile 397 4.764 99 2
Median Salary 1.110 13.320 278 6
3º Quartile 1.670 20.034 417 10
Higher Salary 2.189 26.269 547 13

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 Shrimp farming technician

Aquaculture Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Shrimp farming technician the most in the job market

    • bringing shrimps in salt and brackish water
    • preservation of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
    • fishmonger
    • freshwater shrimp breeding
    • cultures and semi-cultures of aquaculture in salt and brackish water
    • manufacture of non-electronic instruments and utensils for medical, surgical, dental and laboratory use
    • support activities for freshwater fishing
    • breeding oysters and mussels in salt and brackish water
    • manufacture of canned fish, crustaceans and molluscs
    • support activities for aquaculture in salt and brackish water

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