Aquaculture Farmer


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Aquaculture farmers manage the breeding, raising and harvesting of fish and shellfish for commercial purposes in marine or freshwater farms.


Aquaculture farmers with one to three years’ experience usually earn

$32K-$48K per year

Aquaculture farmers with more than three years’ experience, or in supervisory roles, usually earn

$50K-$70K per year

Source: NZ Salmon Farmers Association, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as an aquaculture farmer are average, with job opportunities expected to increase as new farms are created.
An aquaculture farmer sorting harvested salmon at a salmon farm

An aquaculture farmer sorting salmon

Last updated 12 June 2017