National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3


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9618 - Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Labourers in fish and seafood processing perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • cannery labourer
    • fish briner - fish processing
    • fish plant labourer
    • fish salter - fish processing
    • fish weigher
    • shellfish labourer
    • shellfish packer - fish processing

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Fish and seafood plant workers (See 9463 Fish and seafood plant workers)
    • Foremen/women of workers in fish and seafood processing (See 9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
    • Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
    • Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
    • Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
    • Clean work areas and equipment
    • Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
    • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.
  • Employment requirements

    • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to other occupations in the fish processing industry is possible with experience.
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