Also called: Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director, Aquaculture Director, Fish Hatchery Manager, Hatchery Manager
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Whether you’re exploring the health benefits of salmon, bonding over bass fishing on a trip with your family, or simply enjoying a hot tilapia filet, somewhere down the line an aquacultural manager probably had a hand in getting the fish to your table or even your boat. Aquacultural Managers raise fish and shellfish, which can include tasks like stocking a lake full of prize catches for a fishing competition, culturing clams with pearls for jewelers, or managing a fish farm. Most aquacultural managers have a bachelor’s degree in fishery science or a related biology, which supports their ability to train fish hatchery workers. As the aquacultural lifeform grows, reproduces, and is eventually released or harvested, these managers oversee the process, collect data, and evaluate health indicators for the stock. The job requires a lot of time outdoors with tanks or incubators. However, it’s not all scientific method for these professionals; they also have to use their administrative knowledge to develop and manage their budgets. And, they monitor regulations and safety standards, since using the wrong chemicals could endanger other workers or spoil the fish.
What they do:Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.
On the job, you would:
- Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
- Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
- Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
- manufacture and distribution of products
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- communicate by speaking
- communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- do two or more things at the same time
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Graphics or photo imaging software
- Oracle NetSuite
- Resource planning software
- First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry & Animal Care Workers
- First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
- Sales Engineers
- Soil & Water Conservationists
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