Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting


Grade fish, molluscs, crustaceans manually and using equipment in preparation for harvesting.

Alternative labels

aquatic animals preparing for harvesting
preparing fish, molluscs, crustaceans for harvesting
fish, molluscs, crustaceans preparing for harvesting
prepare fish, molluscs, crustaceans for harvesting
prepare aquatic animals for harvesting
preparing aquatic animals for harvesting

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Aquaculture harvesting manager: Aquaculture harvesting managers control harvesting operations of aquatic organisms which entails understanding and knowledge of techniques and equipment used in harvesting processes.
Water-based aquaculture worker: Water-based aquaculture workers carry out manual activities in the ongrowing processes of cultured aquatic organisms in water-based suspended systems (floating or submerged structures). They participate in extraction operations and the handling of organisms for commercialisation. Water-based aquaculture workers maintain and clean facilities (nets, mooring ropes, cages)..
Aquaculture harvesting technician: Aquaculture harvesting technicians operate the harvesting process of aquatic organisms’ production, managing the complex equipment and machinery used in the harvesting of specific cultured species.
Aquaculture harvesting worker: Aquaculture harvesting workers work in the harvesting of those aquatic organisms cultured in land-based on-growing processes.

Optional skill

Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Aquaculture cage technician: Aquaculture cage technicians operate in the production of aquatic organisms in water-based (freshwater, brackish water, salt water) on-growing processes in cages.




  1. Prepare aquatic animals for harvesting – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022