8613 – Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers | Canada NOC |

8613 – Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers include aquaculture support workers, marine plant gatherers, shellfish diggers and other labourers in aquaculture and fishing. Aquaculture support workers are employed by public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic farms. Marine plant gatherers and mollusk harvesters may be self-employed.


Index of titles

Example titles

Aquaculture support worker

Aquaculture worker

Clam digger

Dulse gatherer

Fish farm helper

Fish farm worker

Fish hatchery attendant

Fish hatchery tagger

Fish hatchery worker – aquaculture

Fish tagger

Fry marker

Fry marker – fishing

Fry tagger

Hatchery helper

Hatchery worker – aquaculture

Irish moss gatherer

Lobster pound attendant

Marine plant gatherer

Mussel farm labourer

Mussel harvester

Oyster harvester

Oyster picker

Oyster picker-shucker

Quahog digger

Sea farm attendant

Sea farm worker

Seaweed gatherer

Shellfish bed attendant

Shellfish harvester

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Aquaculture support workers

Assist aquaculture technicians in the operation of fish hatcheries or other aquatic farms

Feed aquaculture stocks, vaccinate stocks, perform culling and marking or banding techniques and report any observed irregularities in stocks

Operate, maintain and clean pumps, filters, tanks and other aquaculture equipment and clean and maintain aquaculture enclosures

Keep daily records of water flow and fish, shellfish and marine plant samples

Grade and weigh aquaculture stocks

Prepare aquaculture stocks for market

May operate boats for aquaculture operations.

Marine plant gatherers

Rake seaweed, dulse or Irish moss from beach, rocks or shallow water and load into a cart, wagon or other receptacles

Spread gatherings to dry and remove foreign objects

Transport gatherings to processing plant.

Mollusk harvesters

Dig clams from beds with spades, forks or other instruments, or collect other mollusks

Clean, sort and transport mollusks to market.

Employment requirements

Some secondary school education is usually required.

Shellfish harvesters require commercial fishing licences.

Marine Emergency Duties certificate may be required for some occupations in this unit group.


Fishermen/women (8262)

Fishing vessel deckhands (8441)

Managers in aquaculture (0823)