Fisheries Observer
Archipelago Marine Research
Fisheries Observer, Dockside Ucluelet, BC
5d ago

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. is a world leader in the design and implementation of commercial fishery data collection systems.

We are a private company with a head office in Victoria, B.C. and three regional offices throughout coastal B.C. Archipelago maintains a staff of 140+ employees, including biologists, technicians, administrative and information technology staff, and fisheries observers.

Archipelago is now seeking organized and motivated individuals to assist with the delivery of its groundfish dockside monitoring program in Ucluelet, BC.

DUTIESMonitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vesselsIdentification of all species landedAccurately record offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paperMonitor compliance of fishery regulationsBiological sampling of selected species as requiredREQUIRED SKILLSHighly self-motivated with strong organizational skillsAbility to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekendsAbility to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelinesAbility to identify commercially important marine species an assetHighschool graduation as a minimum.

Knowledge of the fishing industry is an assetValid BC Drivers License (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicleThe job is physically demanding, and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting baskets of fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vesselsTERMS OF EMPLOYMENTCompetitive wage starting at $18.

00 / hour with guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increased by length of service and hours worked to $18.

98 / hour after 6 months, $20.19 / hour after 1 year and $21.55 / hour after 3 years.Must obtain Fisheries Certification through Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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