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  • 1) Spawns and raises fish for commercial purposes: Strips eggs from female fish and places eggs in moist pans.

  • 2) Adds milt stripped from male fish to fertilize eggs.

  • 3) Fills hatchery trays with fertilized eggs and places trays in incubation troughs.

  • 4) Turns valves and places baffles in troughs to adjust volume, depth, velocity, and temperature of water.

  • 5) Transfers fingerlings to rearing ponds.

  • 6) Feeds high protein foods or cereal with vitamins and minerals to fingerlings to induce growth to size desired for commercial use.

  • 7) Arranges with buyers for sale of fish.

  • 8) Removes fish from pond, using dip net.

  • 9) Counts and weighs fish.

  • 10) Loads fish into tank truck, or dresses and packs in ice for shipment.

  • 11) May perform standard tests on water samples to determine oxygen content.

  • 12) May be designated according to kind of fish raised as Trout Farmer.




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DOT:   446.161-010

Job Number: 4037