Fish farm hands assist with the growing and cultivation of fish and the maintenance of fish farm premises and equipment.
Duties & Tasks
Fish farm hands may perform the following tasks:feed and grade fish and monitor their growth
assist with farm layout and the construction of nets, longlines and/or cages
check and look after all equipment and fish housing
operate pumps and other equipment
test and check on water quality
remove dead or dying fish
operate lifting equipment such as forklifts and small cranes
handle marine vessels (barges, for example)
harvest fish and sort and pack for transportation
maintain farm records.
Fish farm hands may be employed in either finfish farming or shellfish farming. They usually work outside, either on or in the water, and at shore-based facilities. Fish farms are generally located in sheltered waters. Most fish farm hands are expected to work overtime, particularly in the summer months.
enjoy outdoor work
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
able to swim.