Career Profile:

Aquaculture Manager


Median Yearly





Work type:

full-time, self-employed

Most likely to work in:

Across the province, Halifax

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree



What you do

Are you energetic, outgoing and love working with others? As an Aquaculture Manager, you manage a facility that cultivates and harvest marine plants, fish or shellfish for commercial sale or for replenishment of wild stocks. Your role would include the management of the day to day operations, overseeing the budget, supervise and train support workers and have a role in strategic planning to improve fish hatching and growth rates.

An Aquaculture Manager performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Oversee the general operations of the site
  • Grow fish, shellfish and/or seaweed
  • Train and supervise support workers
  • Collect and record growth, production and environmental data
  • Budget management

What you need

  • Natural leader
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Sound judgement & decision-making
  • Time management
  • Systems analysis
  • Systems evaluation

Who might be hiring?

Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience

Secondary School
Options and Opportunities (O2) Program

Post-Secondary Educational Programs