Who are they and what do they do? The task of a fish farmer is the breeding, feeding, treating, and harvesting of fish.
What are the activities of the job? Ensuring optimum pond conditions for fish farming, fertilising and improving ponds - preparing feeds - feeding fish - carrying out various veterinary measures - choosing the parent fish for spawning, breeding forced fry, fingerlings and stock fish - tending fish nurseries - preparing ponds for fish harvesting, organising fish harvesting from ponds, reservoirs as well as running water - fish breed improvement activities - filing and record keeping, fish handling and dispatching activities.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In the open air, at ponds and fish nurseries, where contact with cold water, workplaces that are difficult to access and varying weather conditions must be expected.
What tools/equipment do they use? These include fish nurseries, nets and other equipment used for feeding, harvesting and transporting fish, as well as your own arms and legs.
What do you need to succeed? You need to have done an apprenticeship, have a positive attitude to animals and nature, patience, ability to organise your work activities as well as physical fitness.