Aquaculture mooring managers carry out and supervise the mooring of cages in stable stations, drifting cages or even self-propelled and semi-submerged cages. They safely operate and moor a variety of different types of large-scale cages, manage conditions such as currents, wave climate and seabed profile, in open or semi-open water areas.
The following job titles also refer to aquaculture mooring manager:
fish farm mooring operator
fishery mooring manager
aquaculture mooring supervisor
fish farm mooring manager
fish culture mooring manager
ISCO skill level
ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:
- the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
- the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
- the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.
Aquaculture mooring manager is a Skill level 2 occupation.
Aquaculture mooring manager career path
These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to aquaculture mooring manager.
Long term prospects
These occupations require some skills and knowledge of aquaculture mooring manager. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of aquaculture mooring manager with a significant experience and/or extensive training.
Essential knowledge and skills
This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of aquaculture mooring manager.
- Water currents: Understand impact of water currents on fish farms, in cages, ponds, lagoons and rivers.
- Influence of winds and currents in the steering of ships: Know what influence current, wind strength, and wind direction have on a vessel’s navigation and manoeuvring abilities.
- Aquaculture industry: Understand the aquaculture industry, its designs and its installations.
- Design principles of containment systems: The design elements of different containment systems, such as cages, pens, nets, ponds and tanks.
Essential skills and competences
These skills are necessary for the role of aquaculture mooring manager.
- Participate in the organisation of emergency drills: Participate in preparing and executing emergency drills. Take charge of on-scene response actions. Help ensure that written drill reports are logged properly. Make sure that all personnel adhere to pre-planned emergency procedures as carefully as possible in the event of an emergency situation.
- Lead a team: Lead, supervise and motivate a group of people, in order to meet the expected results within a given timeline and with the foreseen resources in mind.
- Plan aquaculture cage mooring system: Plan aquaculture cage mooring system for designated aquatic species.
- Advise on safety improvements: Provide relevant recommendations following the conclusion of an investigation; ensure that recommendations are duly considered and where appropriate acted upon.
- Maintain internal communication systems: Maintain an effective internal communication system among employees and department managers.
- Set up aquaculture cage mooring system: Set up aquaculture cage mooring system in accordance with plans.
- Draw up risk assessment: Assess risks, propose improvements and describe measures to be taken at the organisational level.
- Plan the work of teams and individuals: Plan the work of teams and individuals. Assess the work of teams and individuals. Provide feedback to teams and individuals on work carried out. Support and mentor individuals and teams. Prepare work instructions for new tasks.
- Use communication devices: Operate communication devices in order to interact with customers, colleagues, and others.
- Make time-critical decisions: Pursue optimal time-critical decision making within the organisation.
- Write work-related reports: Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.
- Write technical reports: Compose technical customer reports understandable for people without technical background.
- Communicate mooring plans: Prepare crew briefings on mooring plans and division of labour. Provide the crew with information on protective gear such as helmets and safety goggles.
- Make improvements to work activities: Make recommendations for improvements to work activities
- Ensure cage safety requirements are followed: Ensure that personnel comply with cage safety requirements.
- Work as a team: To recognize the importance of team work, building and maintaining effective working relationships with all colleagues and within the business.
- Ensure aquaculture personnel health and safety: Make sure that health and safety procedures have been established and followed across all aquaculture facilities including cages. Ensure that personnel and general public are instructed and all work activities are carried out according to relevant health and safety regulations.
- Operate an emergency communication system: Efficiently operate common communication systems used in emergencies, such as base station mobile transmitters and receivers, portable transmitters and receivers, repeaters, cellular phones, pagers, automated vehicle locators, and satellite phones as required.
- Communicate in English in a competent way: Competent use of English; R351refers to level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Optional knowledge and skills
This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of aquaculture mooring manager. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.
- Fish identification and classification: The processes which allow the identification and classification of fish.
- Fish biology: The study of fish, shellfish or crustacean organisms, categorized into many specialised fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origins and distribution.
- Fish welfare regulations: The set of rules that apply in fish harvesting methods which ensure fish well-being.
Optional skills and competences
These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of aquaculture mooring manager. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.
- Perform small vessel administrative duties: Fulfill administrative and labour requirements. Plan provisioning, receipt and stowage. Release the ship in accordance with current regulations.
- Work in outdoor conditions: Can cope with the different climate conditions such as heat, rain, cold or in strong wind.
- Speak different languages: Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.
- Perform small vessel safety measures: Organise and monitor safety, applying the regulations for risk prevention at work. Organise and manage emergency operations such as flooding, abandoning ship, survival at sea, search and rescue of shipwrecked, according to the ship’s emergency plans, to ensure safety. Organise and direct the operations of fire fighting and prevention, according to the ship’s emergency plans to ensure safety.
- Perform small vessel navigation: Perform navigation of the vessel. Keep up to date nautical publications for safe navigation. Determine the vessel’s position and trace the tracks properly to ensure safety. Perform safe navigation, complying with regulations so as to avoid collisions, groundings, beaching and prevent marine pollution. Interpret weather reports using data obtained or provided to ensure the safety of the vessel. Apply radar information. Manage communications following maritime protocols.
- Conduct small vessel operation start-up procedures: Observe the working parameters of the vessel’s propulsion system from start-up onward. Check the operating parameters of electric generators in the switchboard, power sources and electrical and electronic equipment and navigation lights. Verify that the operating parameters of pneumatic and hydraulic systems are within the values.
- Perform small vessel safety procedures: Implement emergency measures of health care to sick and injured on board, according to established procedures to minimise potential injuries or illnesses.
- Communicate in an outdoor setting: Communicate with participants in more than one language of the European Union; handle a crisis following guidelines and recognise the importance of proper behaviour in crisis situations.
- Operate fish capture equipment: Operate fish capture equipment, for grading, sampling or harvesting purposes.
- Apply risk management processes: Identify risk and apply a risk management process, e.g. hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).
- Manoeuvere and load small vessel: Manoeuver the vessel in accordance with established rules and respecting maritime seamanship in order to preserve safety. Manage safely the mechanical elements in the loading, unloading, docking, undocking and mooring for optimal performance of the operations. Organise and direct the manoeuvers for shipwrecked search and rescue operations at sea. Execute loading and unloading operations, complying with established safety regulation to control the stability and trim of the ship.
- Operate small craft: Operate small craft used for transport and feeding.
- Work in inclement conditions: Work outdoors in hot or cold circumstances.
- Prepare for small craft operation: Prepare for personnel operation of small craft, both with licence and without licence.
- Identify risks of ship activities: Identify risks that accompany ship activities, and the effectiveness of the risk assessment and control measures in place on the vessel.
ISCO group and title
6221 – Aquaculture workers
- Aquaculture mooring manager – ESCO