Aquaculture reproduction

Description

The techniques used to induce spawning, spawning on nests, stripping using appropriate techniques for specific species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and others. The environmental control of spawning, the use of hormones to induce reproduction and the broodstock recruitment by genetic selection.

Alternative labels

genetic selection
broodstock recruitment by genetic selection
principles of aquaculture reproduction
use of hormones to induce reproduction
methods of aquaculture reproduction
spawning on nests
spawning
stripping
techniques of aquaculture reproduction
environmental control of spawning
aquaculture reproduction principles

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Aquaculture reproduction is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Aquaculture hatchery manager: Aquaculture hatchery managers plan, direct, and coordinate the production in large-scale aquaculture operations to breed fish and shellfish, developing aquaculture breeding strategies using various types of spawning techniques. They control the reproduction and the early life cycle stages of cultured species. They supervise incubation, early feeding and rearing techniques of the cultured species.
Aquaculture production manager: Aquaculture production managers plan, direct and coordinate the production of fish, shellfish or other forms of aquatic life such as cash crops, in large-scale aquaculture operations to culture and harvest or for release into fresh, brackish or salt water. 

Aquaculture rearing technician: Aquaculture rearing technicians operate in aquatic organisms’ production. They are specialists in the rearing, weaning and production of juveniles.
Aquaculture hatchery technician: Aquaculture hatchery technicians operate and control all aspects of the hatchery production processes, from broodstock management to pregrowing juveniles.

Optional knowledge

Aquaculture reproduction is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Agricultural technician: Agricultural technicians collect and conduct experiments and tests on agriculture and aquaculture specimens. They provide support to scientists and farmers and also analyse and report on conditions in the collected specimens’ environments.
Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teacher: Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, agriculture, forestry and fishery, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for an agriculture, forestry or fishery profession. Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of agriculture, forestry and fishery through assignments, tests and examinations.

 


 

References

  1. Aquaculture reproduction – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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