Worker in fish farming - Salary and Career
Aquatic Animal Breeders

Worker in fish farming - 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 Worker in fish farming earn

A Worker in fish farming 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 Worker in fish farming

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 Worker in fish farming

Aquatic Animal Breeders must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Worker in fish farming 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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