Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

NOC
8613

Include aquaculture support workers, marine plant gatherers, shellfish diggers and other labourers in aquaculture and fishing.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

30
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.97
$12.55
Low
$20.80
High

Median Salary

$15,620
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

327
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

36%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This occupational group includes 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.

Main Duties

Aquaculture support workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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 perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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 perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Dig clams from beds with spades, forks or other instruments, or collect other mollusks
  • Clean, sort and transport mollusks to market.

Also Known As

  • aquaculture support worker
  • clam digger
  • dulse gatherer
  • fish farm helper
  • fish tagger
  • fry marker
  • marine plant gatherer
  • oyster picker
  • sea farm attendant
  • seaweed gatherer
  • shellfish harvester
Requirements

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.

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.

Data legend

28.9%
Female
71.1%
Male
Employment by age

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

Data legend

14.5%
15-24
18.1%
25-34
19.3%
35-44
25.3%
45-54
20.5%
55-64
2.4%
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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34.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
46.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
14.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
3.7%
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.

Data legend

73.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
26.8%
Manufacturing
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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13.40%
Northeast
17.10%
Southeast
64.60%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
4.90%
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.

Data legend

$13,251
Northeast
$13,746
Southeast
$37,761
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.

Northeast

$15.00
$12.00
Low
$25.00
High

Southeast

$16.00
$13.50
Low
$20.00
High

Southwest

$15.97
$12.55
Low
$20.80
High
No Data Available
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

$15,620

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$42,788

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

New Brunswick

$15,620

Newfoundland

$23,544

Prince Edward Island

$13,418

Nova Scotia

$12,228

Canada

$16,062
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

30
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

38
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

78
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-45
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

121