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Title: Aquaculture Technician

Definition: Aquaculture technicians are involved in freshwater and marine farming and hatchery management, as well as research into farmed species. they raise fish and marine plants for food and recreational purposes. They can be involved in equipment design, site development and research, and the harvesting, processing and shipment of products. An aquaculture technician works under an aquaculture technologist.

Definition (More Info): Study.com - Aquaculture Technician

Education Program:
MUN, Marine Institute - Aquaculture (Mussel or Salmonid)

First Credential: Formal (Technical Certificates) and on-the-job training.

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Related Specialties: Farmworker, Aquatic Biologist, Aquaculture Technologist, Harvest Technician, Biological Technician, Marine Biologist

Professional Associations: Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance; Aquaculture Association of Canada; Marine Advanced Technology Education Center; Integrated Coastal & Oceans Mgmt NL; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology; Marine Technology Society

Other Resources: Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC); Centre for Aquaculture & Seafood Development; Association of Engineering Technicians & Technologists of NL; Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology; Canadian Centre for Women in SETT

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