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Job Summary

We are hiring Aquaculturists to raise fish and marine plants for food and recreational purposes. Due to habitat destruction and overfishing, aquaculture has become a necessary segment of the agriculture industry.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Qualification Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fisheries or biological sciences or a master’s degree in Aquaculture or a related field of study would be beneficial. Desired experience would include commercial aquaculture experience, fish propagation, and husbandry in a variety of production systems.


Years of Experience:

2 to 3 years Aquaculturists understand the growth, development, and production of aquatic animals. 


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of fish husbandry including feeding, fish grading, fish movement, water quality monitoring, and fish inventory control
  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers
  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data
  • Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites
  • Sort different types of breeding stock in order
  • Handle incubation and short-term rearing of fish in net pens or small ponds
  • Conduct routine maintenance of your facility and equipment
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of freshwater and/or seawater aquaculture systems
  • Monitor the health of the fish and treat them when appropriate
  • Plan breeding programmes and grow schedules to obtain maximum efficiency
  • Adhere to environmental standards
  • Understand legislation and how to implement this into practical application
  • Ensure the water supply is of sufficient quality for the stock
  • Hold a full driving license - depending on the farm this may be necessary if it's in an isolated position and you're required to transport the fish for sale.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or equivalent.
  • Additional courses in business management or administration are recommended.
  • Extensive experience in a farming-related field.
  • Management experience would be a plus.
  • A passion for agriculture.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.


CVs should be sent to: hrsemraniint@gmail.com

Salary Range: Negotiable 

Location: East La – Accra Ghana

Employment Type: Full time

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