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Positions: Fisheries Technician – Lake Erie Vessel Operations
Organization: Ontario Commercial Fisheries' Association
Location: Lake Erie Area, Ontario

Fisheries Technician – Lake Erie Vessel Operations (1 position)

Ontario Commercial Fisheries’ Association (OCFA) in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF)

  • $19.00/hour
  • Late August – October (may be extended into November)
  • Specific dates to be determined

Background

The OCFA, in partnership with the NDMNRF, has conducted the Partnership Index Fishing Program (hereafter Partnership program) in Lake Erie for over 30 years. The Partnership program is one of the largest fish community surveys in the Great Lakes and spans the entire Canadian side of Lake Erie. Data collected during the Partnership program serves as a key source of information for fisheries management decisions in Lake Erie. The Partnership program routinely captures thousands of fish representing 30+ species and provides a unique opportunity for new and seasoned fisheries professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills (e.g., fish identification).

Duties of the Position

As a Fisheries Technician, you will work aboard a Lake Erie commercial fishing vessel participating in a lake-wide fish community survey from a number of harbours in Lake Erie. The primary responsibilities of the position include following field protocols, measuring and recording limnological parameters (e.g., water temperature and dissolved oxygen), pulling and setting of gill nets, fish collection and storage, and organizing the transport of fish to the laboratory.

What Candidates Need to Succeed

  • Experience working on vessels in large lakes
  • Proficient at measuring water parameters with sondes
  • Experience setting and pulling gill nets
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Capable of moderate to heavy lifting
  • Great organizational skills
  • Must be able to communicate clearly
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Valid class G drivers license in good standing
  • Have completed the SDV-BS course (formerly MED A3) or be prepared to complete the course
  • Possesses or can obtain Standard First Aid and CPR

Please submit a cover letter (1 page max.) and resume by July 2, 2022 (mail, email, or fax) to:

Connor Warne
Fisheries Biologist
Ontario Commercial Fisheries’ Association
2 - 45 James Street
Blenheim, Ontario, N0P 1A0
Phone 519-732-9965

Email: connor.warne@ocfa.on.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 26 2022    ID: 64588