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Fisheries Professionals

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fisheries Professionals undertake research and provide advice on capture fisheries, and marine and fresh water fish culture. They also promote conservation on marine environment, habitats and species, such as undertaking planning, management and protection of marine parks and marine reserves, carrying out marine environment, habitats and species conservation, including ecological baseline studies. They also assess and monitor the ecological aspects of environmental change on marine livestock.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Mathematical skills

Fisheries Professionals must have a sound understanding of mathematical concepts.

Data-analysis skills

Fisheries Professionals collect data using a variety of methods, including quantitative surveys. They must then apply standard data analysis techniques to understand the data and get the answers to the questions they are studying.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in applied or natural science or equivalent


  • 3 years of relevant experience in an appropriate field

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 16-21

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 27-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

Monthly Salary Directorate Pay Scale Point 1

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Fisheries Professionals usually work in offices, in laboratories, and in the hatcheries. They work in various industries, including Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conversation Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, universities, and in scientific research and development.


  • Binocular light compound microscopes - Optical compound microscopes
  • Centrifugal pumps - Centrifugal water pumps
  • Chemical or gas sterilisers - Gas autoclaves
  • Commercial fishing nets - Dip nets; Plankton nets
  • Dehydrators - Vacuum dehydration units
  • Direction finding compasses - Navigational compasses
  • Dissolved carbon dioxide analysers - Respirometers
  • Forced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubators - Mechanical laboratory incubators
  • Freezedryers or lyophilizers - Benchtop lyophilizers
  • Goggles - Safety goggles
  • Handheld thermometer - Handheld digital thermometers
  • Laboratory balances - Electronic precision balances
  • Laboratory general purpose tubing - Plastic laboratory tubing
  • Microbiology inoculation loops or needles - Inoculating loops
  • Protective gloves - Safety gloves
  • Radiation detectors - Phosporimagers
  • Refrigerated benchtop centrifuges
  • Sampling syringes - Laboratory bulb syringes

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