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Aquacultural Managers - 11-9013.03

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director
  • Aquaculture Director
  • Aquaculture Program Director
  • Facility Operations Manager
  • Farm Operations Technical Director
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Hatchery Supervisor
  • Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Specialist
  • Shellfish Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Account for and disburse funds.
  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data.
  • Collect information regarding techniques for fish collection and fertilization, spawn incubation, and treatment of spawn and fry.
  • Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.
  • Confer with biologists, fish pathologists, and other fishery personnel to obtain data concerning fish habits, diseases, food, and environmental requirements.
  • Coordinate the selection and maintenance of brood stock.
  • Design and construct pens, floating stations, and collector strings or fences for sea farms.
  • Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.
  • Determine, administer, and execute policies relating to operations administration and standards, and facility maintenance.
  • Devise and participate in activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries.
  • Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
  • Identify environmental requirements of a particular species, and select and oversee the preparation of sites for species cultivation.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
  • Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment.
  • Prepare reports required by state and federal laws.
  • Scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations.
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Determine resource needs.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations.
  • Monitor facilities or operational systems.
  • Perform manual agricultural, aquacultural, or horticultural tasks.
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Manager, Fish Hatchery