Tom Annabel

Aquaculture Farmhand


Looking for a diverse, hands on career?

Whether it is working outdoors, a love of the water or a passion for the technical health side, Aquaculture has it covered.

Working in some of the most beautiful locations in Australia, Aquaculture covers land based and marine farm operations, dependent upon climate and species.

Land-based farms traditionally involve hatchery or nursery operations for finfish such as Salmon and Tuna but can cover grow out operations for crustaceans, algae and some shellfish.

Marine farms have traditionally grown Oysters and Mussels (for food or pearls) but more recent developments has seen a rapid increase in Atlantic Salmon and Tuna operations.






There is never a dull moment when you are a Farm Attendant on an aquaculture marine farm. Your duties are diverse and include feeding, bathing, maintenance, general construction, diving, harvesting and health management.

On an Atlantic Salmon farm you may be assisting in the operational aspects of up to 40 sea cages and the health and development of up to 1.8 million fish.

Driving boats in the great outdoors, what more could you want?

There can be the excitement of adverse weather conditions, diversity, gaining a qualification (starting with a certificate 2 in Aquaculture and progressing through to a degree), career progression, specialising or the personal satisfaction of seeing up to 1 million babies that you have nurtured leave the net!

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Tassal Ltd and the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre

Tassal Ltd and the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre

The seafood industry is the sixth most valuable of Australia's food-based primary industries, with a gross value of production of $2.05 billion in 2006-07.

The Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre is Australia's first entity to stimulate and provide comprehensive seafood-related research and development and industry leadership on a national basis. The work the CRC undertakes involves every aspect from seafood production right through to the seafood consumer.

The Australian Seafood CRC also aims to help the Australian seafood industry to profitably deliver safe, high-quality, nutritious Australian seafood products to premium markets, domestically and overseas using research and development.

The Centre’s ultimate goal is to double the value of the Australian seafood industry to $4 billion by 2017 and to generate a significant number of new jobs in rural and regional areas.

http://www.seafoodcrc.com

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