Aquacultural Managers

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About the Job

Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.

It is also Called

  • Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director
  • Aquaculture Director
  • Aquaculture Farm Manager
  • Aquaculture Program Director
  • Aquaculturist
  • Facility Operations Manager
  • Farm Operations Technical Director
  • Fish Culturist
  • Fisheries Specialist
  • Fisheries Technician
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What They Do

  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
  • Determine, administer, and execute policies relating to operations administration and standards, and facility maintenance.
  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data.
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
  • Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
  • Account for and disburse funds.
  • Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.
  • Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ERC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Realistic and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Working Conditions and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $54,750 with most people making between $42,950 and $79,770

Outlook

1.49%
avg. annual growth

During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 402 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be 314 employed in 2022.

This occupation will have about 6 openings due to growth and about -6 replacement openings for approximately 0 total annual openings.

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