Aquaculture Farmer - ANZSCO 121111

Description
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.
Skill Level
1
Specialisations
  • Fish Farmer
  • Hatchery Manager (Fish)
  • Mussel Farmer
  • Oyster Farmer
  • Seafood Farmer
Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skills lists: This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
Skills Assessment Authority
VETASSESS B
Regional for 457 Applications
This occupation is only available for 457 visas where the position is in an RSMS postcode.
Caveats
The following caveats apply for 457 visa or ENS Direct Entry Stream applications:
Caveat 9
The position predominantly involves responsibility for low skilled tasks.
Example 1: Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
Example 2: Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
Example 3: Truck driving.

Group: 1211 Aquaculture Farmers

Description
plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.
Tasks
  • planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
  • monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions
  • identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
  • monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
  • transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
  • directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Occupations in this Group

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