What do First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers do?
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of aquacultural workers.
- 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.
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