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Fisheries Observer

Fisheries Observer

Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 8am
Job Type: 
Port Hardy and North Island
Port Hardy
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd
Commercial Fishing
Fisheries Observer, Dockside Monitoring - Starting wage is $16.56 per hour
DUTIES • Monitor and documenting the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels • Identification of all species landed. • Accurately recording offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations • Biological sampling of selected species
• Competitive wages starting at $16.56/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
• Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course. • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. • Full and part-time equivalent positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels. • The work is primarily in Port Hardy, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

* Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish can not be certified as a Fisheries Observer.
Qualifications & Experience: 
• Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines • Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
• High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset. • Valid BC Drivers Licence with a reliable vehicle. • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (25 – 50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.
How to apply: 
Please email a PDF of your resume to: