Responsible for the operations of the fish farm which comprises the Hatchery, earthen and concrete breeding ponds and the processing unit.
Managing fish habitats throughout the year
Establishing and Calculating a feeding regime and monitoring feed management, which is often done by automatic computer systems
Maintenance of equipment and cages
Ensuring the water supply is of a sufficient quality for the stock;
Paying close attention to detail in order to avoid expensive fish losses in what can be a high risk industry
Responsible for the daily operations and overall management of the fish farm
Adhering to environmental standards
Updating knowledge of fish health and nutrition
Being aware of different water management techniques
Feeding stock either manually or via automated machinery;
Planning breeding programmes and growing schedules to obtain maximum efficiency
Possessing stock skills such as fish handling, spawning, grading and harvesting
Monitoring the health of the fish and treating them when appropriate;
Adapting to new technologies as they develop and learning practical skills
Record keeping and monitoring farm progress
Keep farmers up to date with latest farming developments
Transition of production process into Cage Culture System within 6 months.
B.Sc./HND in Animal Science, Agriculture, Social Sciences or other related
Ability to work well under pressure of time constraints and production requirements with little or no supervision
Must be able to lead a team of individuals and work well with others.
Master’s degree in aquaculture or fisheries field a plus
Be maintaining inventory, managing the equipment maintenance, monitoring fish health and quality or dealing with customer service issues.
At least 5 years’ experience in Fish Farm Management in a medium/large farm
Experience in fish husbandry and dealing with fish disease concerns is required
Strong Personality and leadership skills with good communication skills
Basic understanding of offtake market