Managers in aquaculture

Managers in aquaculture

NOC
0823

Manage operations of facilities that cultivate and harvest fish, shellfish or marine plants for replenishment of wildlife stocks or for commercial sale.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

16
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$49,442
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

122
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

74%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Managers in aquaculture manage operations of facilities which cultivate and harvest fish, shellfish or marine plants for replenishment of wildlife stocks or for commercial sale. They are employed by public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic farms, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Managers in aquaculture perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Manage the overall operation of a fish hatchery, fish farm or other aquatic farm
  • Identify requirements of the species and select and oversee preparation of site for species cultivation
  • Co-ordinate selection and maintenance of brood stock
  • Determine food requirements and structure feeding regimes
  • Monitor environment and maintain optimum conditions
  • Conduct and supervise stock examination to identify disease or parasites, and apply prescribed medicinal substances to control and prevent infection
  • Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment
  • Collect and record growth and production data
  • Manage and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers and supervise technicians and technologists
  • Maintain financial records and establish market strategies, inventory and quality control methods
  • May scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations
  • May design and construct pens, floating stations and collector strings or fences for sea farms.

Also Known As

  • aquaculture manager
  • aquaculture operator
  • fish farm operator
  • fish farmer
  • fish hatchery manager
  • fish hatchery operator
  • mussel grower
  • oyster grower
  • salmon grower
  • trout farmer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • A college diploma in aquaculture or a related field or Several years of experience in fishing or aquaculture operations are usually required.
  • A commercial aquaculture or fish hatchery licence, permit or lease is required for self-employed aquaculture managers.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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12.9%
Female
87.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
9.7%
25-34
32.3%
35-44
32.3%
45-54
25.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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12.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
51.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
19.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
9.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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100.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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6.30%
Northeast
12.50%
Southeast
68.80%
Southwest
6.30%
Central
6.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$59,128
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$49,442

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$56,931

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$49,442

Newfoundland

$39,594

Prince Edward Island

$44,517

Nova Scotia

$53,940

Canada

$47,082
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

16
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

50
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

60