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What is an Aquacultural Manager?

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

Life As an Aquacultural Manager

  • Conduct and supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.
  • Collect information regarding techniques for fish collection and fertilization, spawn incubation, and treatment of spawn and fry.
  • Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.
  • Design and construct pens, floating stations, and collector strings or fences for sea farms.
  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.

Qualities of an Aquacultural Manager

Aquacultural Managers state the following job skills are important in their day-to-day work.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

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.

  • Fisheries Specialist
  • Shellfish Manager
  • Aquaculture Program Director
  • Farm Operations Technical Director
  • Aquaculturist

Job Opportunities for Aquacultural Managers

There were about 1,028,700 jobs for Aquacultural Manager in 2016 (in the United States). There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Aquacultural Manager. There will be an estimated 74,300 positions for Aquacultural Manager per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Aquacultural Manager are Oregon, Nevada, and Massachusetts. Watch out if you plan on working in South Carolina, California, or Hawaii. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Aquacultural Manager Salary

The typical yearly salary for Aquacultural Managers is somewhere between $35,440 and $136,940.

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Aquacultural Managers who work in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, or North Carolina, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Aquacultural Managers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Arizona $75,870
Arkansas $67,520
California $91,670
Florida $71,880
Georgia $84,110
Idaho $60,470
Illinois $66,820
Indiana $64,030
Iowa $82,070
Kentucky $78,290
Louisiana $75,170
Maryland $89,660
Massachusetts $65,710
Michigan $67,030
Minnesota $95,000
Missouri $62,850
Nebraska $67,190
Nevada $90,900
North Carolina $100,370
Ohio $78,330
Oklahoma $57,230
Oregon $68,450
Pennsylvania $90,650
South Carolina $79,070
Tennessee $60,490
Texas $81,330
Virginia $84,630
Washington $86,640
Wisconsin $72,550
Wyoming $84,720

Tools & Technologies Used by Aquacultural Managers

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Aquacultural Managers may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Data entry software
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Facebook
  • Statistical analysis software
  • Time reporting software
  • Atlassian Confluence
  • Resource planning software
  • Staff scheduling software

Becoming an Aquacultural Manager

Are there Aquacultural Managers education requirements?

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What work experience do I need to become an Aquacultural Manager?

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Where Aquacultural Managers Are Employed

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The table below shows the approximate number of Aquacultural Managers employed by various industries.

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