Students Build Career Profile Aquaculture Harvest Labourer Food badges: Production Holland Code: Build We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. Jaques Cousteau, Explorer In A Nutshell As an aquaculture harvester, I’m responsible for collecting fish from our growing areas and processing them for market I help our aquaculture workers and technicians feed, clean, grade, and maintain our fish stocks and tanks I keep daily records of harvest sizes, and pass on those numbers to managers and people who want to buy our fish Swipe Potential Salary Range $12.50 - $17.00 Hourly Which provinces would this job be in? BC British Columbia NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec I get to work with my hands, and things can get pretty messy when I'm harvesting. I’m also spend a lot of time on or around water when I'm working in tanks and with live fish Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Take fish from growing tanks when they’re the right size. Butcher and process fish. Safely package fish so it can be shipped and sold. Record information and data about the fish I harvest. Feed fish and clean tanks. Work on pumps and other aquaculture equipment to keep them running properly. Education & Training Some high school education is usually required, and some forms of aquaculture may require a specific harvesting license, like shellfish harvesting 100all Job Outlook The job outlook for most of the aquaculture industry is generally classified as fair. However, many types of aquaculture operate seasonally, and may not employ people year-round Related School Subjects Science Practical Applied Arts What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Fish Aquatic Fisheries Animal Production Shellfish Sea Cage Marine Wildlife Important Skills interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal I work with many other technicians, labourers, and managers, and need strong people skills to keep our team working smoothly Customer Service Some days I deal with people who buy directly from us and restaurant owners, so I make sure I have a good relationship with these customers Organizational I keep lots of logs and notes about the fish I harvest, it’s important to keep all that data organized Mechanical In addition to the harvesting tools I use, it’s good to feel comfortable dealing with plumbing, pumps, and specialized aquaculture equipment Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Working with Animals Helps Others Working in a Small Business Seasonality Similar Careers Fishing Vessel Deckhand Food Processing Worker Aquaculture Manager Aquaculture Technologist Helpful Links The Fastest Salmon Farm Tour...Ever! Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance Career Glossary Fish Stocks Grade Aquaculture References Aquaculture in Canada. (No date). National Occupational Classification. (2018). Canada's Fisheries Fast Facts. (2019). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.