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Aquaculture Farm Worker

South Louisiana Oyster Company and Seed Farming, LLC

Chauvin, LA

$12.45 per hour


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Job Description

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Workers will plant hundreds of oyster seeds in specially made cages located on leased water parcels where our harvesting is performed; workers will repair damaged cages caused by aquatic predators such as snails and other species of fishes that kill and eat our harvest; delicately handle the oysters during their growing period; measure growth rate and check shells for any signs of diseases or fungus, which is essential to detect and cure during the growth process in their natural habitat (water). Workers will flip all cages located on water parcels bi-weekly throughout the entire growth process to ensure rapid growth and avoid the oysters from binding as they grow in size. Workers will move oysters to larger cages as they grow during their growth process, measuring its size until oysters reach commercial size (3); remove oysters that reach commercial size (3); return cages to the dock for laborers to open the cages and remove fully grown oysters from cages, hose down oysters to clean them by removing alga, slim, residue, debris, seaweed, sand or any non-toxic growths on oyster shells and immediately place oysters in sacks for pick up by consumers who sell fresh oysters for consumption at their establishment. WORKERS WILL NOT OPEN SHELLS. Accommodations, tools, supplies, and transportation are provided to workers at no cost. Workers will work rotating shifts M-F 4:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Workers must be able to endure standing, bending, walking and working outdoors in water and on small boats to perform duties.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
4:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
South Louisiana Oyster Company and Seed Farming, LLC
Montegut, LA 70377
Telephone Number:


6890 Hwy 56, Chauvin, LA 70344

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