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Title: Shellfish Biologist
Agency: Lummi Natural Resources

Location: Bellingham, WA
Salary: $25.09–28.10 / hr

Application deadline: January 12, 2018


Under the direction of the Fisheries Harvest Manager, the Shellfish Biologist will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing adaptive management strategies for intertidal shellfish populations under current and future environmental conditions, and for increasing the Lummi Natural Resources Department’s (LNR) capacity to monitor and assess shellfish populations within the Lummi Nation’s usual and accustomed fishing grounds and stations. The incumbent will focus primarily on the fishery biology (e.g., life history, distribution, and abundance) of harvestable populations of clams, oysters and mussels, but also the fishery potential of other species, such as the invasive varnish clam. The incumbent will work in coordination with technical, management, and policy level staff from LNR and other agencies (federal, state, and local) to accomplish the department’s goal of increasing tribal members’ opportunities to harvest intertidal shellfish on both reservation and off-reservation beaches. The job will consist of a balance between office and field work. Although the incumbent will focus primarily on intertidal shellfish, work with other shellfish species (e.g., Dungeness crab and spot shrimp) is expected. This is a grant funded position; extension is based on availability of future funding.

See full details here: Shellfish Biologist JD 12 19 2017.


Title: Learn to Fish Instructors
Agency: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Location: Multiple Locations
Salary: $17.80 / hr

Application deadline: January 12, 2018 first review, but applications will be accepted until filled


The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated Learn to Fish Instructors to join our Sport Fishing team out of various locations including; the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery in Abbotsford, the Kootenay Trout Hatchery in Fort Steele, the Summerland Trout Hatchery in Summerland, FFSBC corporate office in Victoria, and Kamloops.

As members of the Sport Fishing Division, the instructors will be responsible for delivering Learn to Fish programs, guided tours, and other FFSBC outreach programs to the public including youth and their families, schools, and community groups, as well as participating in community events. The instructors will also be responsible for the maintenance of Learn to Fish equipment and ponds including cleaning exclusion screens, feeding fish, and general pond upkeep as well as regular scheduled maintenance of Visitor Centre aquaria. Record keeping and data entry will also be required.

See full details here: Learn-to-Fish-Instructors-Job-Posting-2018.


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