AquaEco Ventures Co. Limited
Job Title: Tilapia Hatchery Technician
Vacancy title: Tilapia Hatchery Technician
Deadline of this Job: 20th September 2023
Duty Station: Nyanguge, Magu Mwanza, Tanzania
Start Date: 1st October 2023
About AquaEco Hatcheries:
™AquaEco Hatcheries formerly (Aqua-Farms Hatcheries) is a youth-led science-based tilapia hatchery that produces a variety of tilapia fingerling strains; Our hatchery can produce 1.5 million fingerlings a year. We utilise advanced technology that decreases the demand of tilapia seeds by7%, cutting down the deficiency of tilapia fingerlings to 76% equivalent to 1,200 more fish farmers supplied with quality fish seeds in each year. We have global advisory insights from Europe, North America, and other international institutions assisting our expansion.
Our goal is to expand the production of sustainable, on-site fish fingerling supply while creating employment opportunities by harnessing this symbiotic relationship between plant and fish of aquaponic vegetable cultivation fertilized by the fish waste, independent of external supply chains vulnerable for exploitation.
™AquaEco Hatcheries is seeking a skilled and knowledgeable Hatchery Technician to join our fish farm team. The technician will be responsible for managing and overseeing the hatchery operations, ensuring optimal conditions for fish breeding, hatching, and early growth stages. The ideal candidate should hold a diploma in Aquaculture or a related field, with a strong background in hatchery management and fish husbandry.
- Monitor and maintain water quality parameters, including temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and ammonia levels, to ensure optimal conditions for fish breeding and egg incubation.
- Manage the hatchery’s breeding programs, including selecting broodstock, collecting eggs and fries, and ensuring proper incubation conditions.
- Oversee fries rearing, including feeding, water exchange, and disease prevention measures, to promote healthy growth and development.
- Conduct regular health assessments and implement appropriate treatments and preventive measures as necessary.
- Monitor and record growth rates, survival rates, and other relevant data required in the farm.
- Collaborate with other team members to develop and implement effective hatchery management protocols and strategies.
- Assist with the development and improvement of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the hatchery.
- Train and supervise hatchery staff, providing guidance and support to ensure efficient and productive operations.
- Maintain accurate records and prepare reports on hatchery activities, including production, inventory, and performance.
- Collecting, sorting, spawning, sampling of adult tilapia.
- Weighing and counting tilapia eggs and removing deformities and mortalities.
- Cleaning adult handling areas, vehicles, hatchery building/bathrooms
- Performs grounds care and maintenance; repair equipment and facilities
- Monitors fish behavior and health
- Monitors egg and fish production
- Performs fish inventories, splits, grading, marking trailer inventories, weight samples and plants
- Monitors fish behavior and health
- Plan and coordinate rearing densities, intra- and inter-facility transfers of fish, and releases to meet short- and long-range program goals.
- Collects genetic samples (Opercula punches, Dorsal ray samples) for genetic population analysis.
- Calculates number of adults (Brood) needed using fecundity and mortality data to achieve egg take goals.
- Collect various types of biological and environmental samples such as fish tissue, fish scales, ovarian fluid, water and feed for transport to laboratories; sample preparation includes dissection, vacuum filtration, and aseptic technique.
- Independently implements on-site biological research projects to collect genetic samples, trains lower-level staff in proper procedures in research protocols, as well as provides input into design changes driven by findings at the facility.
- Carries out sound fish culture practices to meet program goals
- Maintains facility biosecurity measures.
- Monitors water quality, and quality rearing environments.
- Ability to be trained and adapt to new technologies and Operation procedures.
- Diploma in Aquaculture or a related field. A bachelor’s degree is a plus.
- Proven experience in hatchery management, with a focus on fish breeding and fries rearing.
- In-depth knowledge of fish biology, physiology, and nutrition.
- Familiarity with water quality parameters and their effects on fish health and development.
- Strong understanding of disease prevention and treatment methods in fish farming.
- Ability to operate and maintain hatchery equipment and systems.
- Good organizational and multitasking skills to manage multiple tasks effectively.
- Excellent attention to detail and record-keeping abilities.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Physical fitness to perform tasks that may involve lifting, carrying, and working in various weather conditions.
How to Apply
All applications should be submitted through this link by 20th September 2023. Only Successful candidates will be contacted.
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