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
Aquaculture support worker
Fish farm helper
Fish farm worker
Fish hatchery attendant
Fish hatchery tagger
Fish hatchery worker – aquaculture
Fry marker – fishing
Hatchery worker – aquaculture
Irish moss gatherer
Lobster pound attendant
Marine plant gatherer
Mussel farm labourer
Sea farm attendant
Sea farm worker
Shellfish bed attendant
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.
Dig clams from beds with spades, forks or other instruments, or collect other mollusks
Clean, sort and transport mollusks to market.
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.
Fishing vessel deckhands (8441)
Managers in aquaculture (0823)