Aquaculture Technologist


Farming isn’t a battle against nature, but a partnership with it.

Jeff Koehler
Aquaculture Technologist

In A Nutshell

I am responsible for making sure that our fish are in conditions that will let them be as healthy and fast-growing as possible.

I feed fish and keep tanks and systems clean. 

I monitor and record data about water quality, growth rates, and how much feed the fish are eating.


Potential Salary Range

$38,000 - 48,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

British Columbia BC
British Columbia
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC

I get to work with my hands and get dirty taking care of fish. It’s not glamorous but it’s always exciting!


Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Maintain filtration and plumbing
  • Take water samples and test for water health
  • Examine samples and specimen under a microscope
  • Help with harvesting orders when necessary
  • Work in a team to sort fish into new tanks
  • Keep detailed records of observations and patterns

Education & Training

  • No post-secondary education is absolutely required; however, a degree or diploma in aquaculture technology is beneficial.

Job Outlook

    The outlook for this job is considered fair, meaning there will be approximately the same number of jobs becoming available as there are people to fill them.  

Related School Subjects

Ed. Prof. et Tech.
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Fish Sustainable Marine

Important Skills

Detail-Oriented icon


Because fish are so sensitive to changes in the world around them, it's extremely important to have an eye for detail and notice every little change before it becomes a problem 

Analytical Thinking

If the fish are behaving differently, or the water quality changes suddenly, it takes a cool head to analyze the situation and figure out what’s wrong so it can be fixed  


A lot of the work we do can be physically demanding, like hauling crates of fish or carrying buckets of feed. Being comfortable with physical work is a must  


Modern aquaculture relies on pumps, siphons, filters, probes, and more, so being comfortable working with mechanical equipment is a good skill to have  


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Working With A Team
Routine Work
Helps Others
Working in a Small Business
Working with Animals