A fish farm manager is responsible for the breeding and rearing of fish for the wholesale or retail trade. Farms breed their own fish by hatching eggs from adult stock and then rearing them before selling on to purchasers.
The work varies considerably and includes a wide range of skills. Fish farm managers can be responsible for:
Fish farming is an intensive animal husbandry business, and it is essential that post holders have an enthusiasm for fish and their welfare.
Some farms, like those for trout, tend to be quite small and stable and employ few staff, so the fish farm manager is likely to undertake a great deal of varied tasks. Other farms, such as salmon farms, are larger and employ a lot of staff. Salmon farms are located in many parts of the world including Scotland, Turkey and Chile. Tasks are many and varied and can include the following:
Additional duties might include marketing and selling the produce, although this depends upon the individual fish farm.
Some farms specialise in retail and leisure activities, such as offering angling facilities, so the work may involve selling fish products.
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