Aquaculture Technician

Job Summary

This role works in freshwater and marine farming, hatchery management, research on farmed species and development of equipment.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Undertake breeding and raising of marine organisms in artificial  conditions 
  • Identify common diseases in fish and shellfish, and take the necessary
  • steps to prevent from occurring in intensive farming
  • Assist with experiments relating to nutrition or methods to control
  • predators, parasites and other disease-causing organisms
  • Monitor environment in which the fish are living, using oxygen meters,
  • salinity meters, pH (acidity) meters and water chemistry analysis kits
  • Maintain live feed and algae cultures
  • Keep records
  • Develop and implement farm management systems
  • Develop equipment and designs for farms
Require Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma/HND/BSc in Biological, physical sciences or other related fields
  • Hands-on the job experience
  • 3 years’ experience in aquaculture farm
  • Competency (Knowledge, skill and Ability)
  • Communication skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Observational skills
  • Practical knowledge
  • Ability to work alone or in a team

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