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Mussel Hatchery Technician

Mussel Hatchery Technicians nurture, raise and care for spat.

What do Mussel Hatchery Technicians do at work?

  • Feed the spat.
  • Measure the Spat.
  • Monitor growth.
  • Monitor and care for the health of the shellfish.
  • Ensure equipment is working correctly and well cared for.
  • Regulating the water supply.
  • Monitor amount of feed the fish are consuming.


There are no minimum NCEA requirements to enter this course.

Sustainable Aquaculture Level 3. This is a 6 month course.


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