About This Career Path
Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.
Projected job openings through 2028
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.
Determine, administer, and execute policies relating to operations administration and standards, and facility maintenance.
Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data.
Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
Account for and disburse funds.
Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.
Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Administration and Management
Production and Processing
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources