First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
SOC: 45-1011.06

Description:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of aquacultural workers.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
47,100 employed

Projected (2024):
43,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Biologist
  • Brood Hatchery Manager
  • Brood Station Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Fish Culturist
  • Fish Farm Manager
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Fish Hatchery Specialist
  • Fish Hatchery Superintendent
  • Fish Hatchery Supervisor
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Fisheries Manager
  • Fishery Biologist
  • Harvest Manager
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Rainbow Trout Farm Manager
  • Shellfish Farming Supervisor
  • Shellfish Grower
  • Wildlife Manager


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Observe fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, monitor fish growth, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.
  • Record the numbers and types of fish or shellfish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
  • Assign to workers duties such as fertilizing and incubating spawn, feeding and transferring fish, and planting, cultivating, and harvesting shellfish beds.
  • Confer with managers to determine times and places of seed planting, and cultivating, feeding, or harvesting of fish or shellfish.
  • Direct and monitor worker activities, such as treatment and rearing of fingerlings, maintenance of equipment, and harvesting of fish or shellfish.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of fish food, and specify medications to be added to food and water to treat fish for diseases.
  • Engage in the same fishery work as workers supervised.
  • Train workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and in the use of equipment.
  • Direct workers to correct problems such as disease, quality of seed distribution, or adequacy of cultivation.
  • Plan work schedules according to personnel and equipment availability, tidal levels, feeding schedules, or transfer and harvest needs.
  • Interview and select new employees.
  • Maintain workers' time records.
  • Perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work.
  • Requisition supplies.
  • Supervise the artificial spawning of various salmon and trout species.
  • Select and ship eggs to other hatcheries.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Aeration pumps
  • Air compressors
  • Automatic fish feeders
  • Claw hammers
  • Cleaning mops
  • Cordless drills
  • Desktop computers
  • Dissolved oxygen indicators
  • Filtering equipment
  • Fish capture nets
  • Fish gates
  • Fish holding tanks
  • Fish screens
  • Fish seines
  • Fish tagging equipment
  • Fish traps
  • Fish weighing scales
  • Flow meters
  • Forklifts
  • Fyke nets
  • Gas-powered generators
  • Gill nets
  • Glass beakers
  • Handheld digital thermometers
  • Hatching trays
  • Hoop nets
  • Irrigation pipettes
  • Laboratory test tubes
  • Light pickup trucks
  • Mud sleds
  • Multipurpose tractors
  • Ozone water purification systems
  • Personal computers
  • pH indicators
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pitchforks
  • Power saws
  • Rakes
  • Riding mowers
  • Rowboats
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Shovels
  • Small power boats
  • Squeegees
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Suction syringes
  • Tank cleaning brushes
  • Total dissolved solids TDS meters
  • Turbidimeters
  • Ultraviolet water purification systems
  • Video scanning fish counters
  • Water testers
  • Water transfer systems
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Work scheduling software


  • farming fishing and forestry


    industry stats

    SOC: 45-0000

    Total Employed: 454,230

    Average Annual Salary: $26,360