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Aquacultural Managers

Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.   (O'Net 11-9013.03)

 
Reported job titles:   Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director, Aquaculture Director, Aquaculture Farm Manager, Aquaculture Professor, Aquaculture Program Director, Aquaculturist   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers which includes:
                          - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
                          - Farm and Ranch Managers
                          - Aquacultural Managers
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    Employment Trends
    for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers which includes:
                                  - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
                                  - Farm and Ranch Managers
                                  - Aquacultural Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 5,795 6,082 0.5% 128
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers which includes:
                                - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
                                - Farm and Ranch Managers
                                - Aquacultural Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Self-employed workers, all industries 70.7%
    Crop production 16.3%
    Animal production and aquaculture 11.4%
    Support activities for agriculture and forestry 1.1%
    Fishing, hunting, and trapping 0.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Aquacultural Managers
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  • 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 in order to identify diseases or parasites.
     
  • Account for and disburse funds.
     
  • Devise and participate in activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries.
     
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
     
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
     
  • Coordinate the selection and maintenance of brood stock.
     
  • Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated December 2006
     


    Knowledge
    for Aquacultural Managers
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated December 2006
     


    Skills
    for Aquacultural Managers
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Aquacultural Managers
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated December 2006
     


    Work Activities
    for Aquacultural Managers
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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources - Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated December 2006
     


    Interests
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated December 2006
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Aquacultural Managers
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Aquacultural Managers
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers  updated December 2006
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Aquacultural Managers
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
     
    • Agricultural Business and Management, General.
     
    • Agricultural Business and Management, Other.
     
    • Agricultural Production Operations, Other.
     
    • Animal Health.
     
    • Animal Nutrition.
     
    • Animal Sciences, Other.
     
    • Aquaculture.
     
    • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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  • First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
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  • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Aquacultural Managers 
     

     
     
     
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