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Employment Opportunities in Aquaculture












































Research Assistant Position in Franklin, Maine
The University of Maine invites applications for a professional position of Research Assistant, at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, located in Franklin, Maine. Responsibilities include care and feeding of various aquatic animals and plants including freshwater and marine fish, polychaetes, echinoderms and macro algae, monitoring aquatic animal health and routine monitoring of water quality parameters and the production of live fish foods. The Research Assistant will also be required to demonstrate some aquaculture techniques and laboratory techniques. A BS degree in Biology, Marine Sciences or equivalent is preferred. Experience in the aquaculture industry is an advantage. Position involves some travel, normally requiring a valid Maine driver’s license. Pre-employment physical and driver's background check are required and applicant must be eligible to work in the United States. A full job description with additional qualifications is available at

This full-time, fiscal year position offers a salary of $25,316 to $42,278 depending on experience and qualifications. Renewal is contingent on ongoing funding and job performance. To apply, please forward a letter of interest, a resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Ms. Karen Lidral, 5717 Corbett Hall, Room 424, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5717 or electronically to Review of applications will begin March 10, 2008.

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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Aqua Dev. Program Mgr. Job in Oahu, Hawaii; $5,750 Monthly

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is recruiting for an
Aquaculture Development Program Manager. A job announcement can be viewed and printed from the web address below:

For information on how to apply, please refer to the web address below:

If there are any questions, please contact Lana Isono, Department of Agriculture, Personnel Office at (808) 973-9480.


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Virginia Aquaculture Production/Marketing Manager Wanted

The Virginia Aqua-farmers Network, LLC (VAN) is an aquaculture cooperative that assists its member-owners in the production and marketing of fish and other aquaculture products in Southside Virginia. The VAN presently consists of 22 member-owners who primarily produce channel catfish, freshwater prawn, rainbow trout, and hybrid striped bass. 


The VAN is looking for an energetic person to coordinate aquaculture production and marketing for its numerous growers. An understanding of basic aquaculture production is important, and demonstrated aquaculture product marketing experience is a requirement. Strong people and organizational skills are a necessity, as is the ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Furthermore, basic office computer and software skills such as Excel and word processing are required.  Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, and operate in a somewhat “field-office” type environment.   


Specifically, the VAN Production/Marketing Manager will:

  1. Coordinate VAN equipment and supply purchases and leases;
  2. Coordinate VAN animal and feed purchases and distribution;
  3. Monitor production inventories and harvesting at VAN member-owner facilities;
  4. Promote and secure markets for VAN production;
  5. Promote and develop new markets in support of anticipated VAN expansion efforts;
  6. Develop, with the assistance of Virginia Tech faculty, and help VAN member-owners implement Good Agriculture Practices at all facilities;
  7. Provide regular activity progress reports and communication with VAN Management for direction and guidance.


Initially, this is an independent contract position with an annual compensation of $50,000.00 and is funded through December 31, 2009. As an independent contractor, all appropriate work-related travel expenses will be reimbursed. It is anticipated that with successful VAN expansion, this contractual position will be converted to a full-time VAN position with salary and benefits.


Potential candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dr. Lynn C. Blackwood, Jr. 200B Milnwood Road, Farmville, VA  23901 or fax to (434) 315-5913, email is for consideration.



















Aquatics Facility Assistant


Location: Middle Tennessee, USA


Company URL: none

Salary: 25-32K based on qualification and experience

Starting date: Immediately




A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in aquaculture, fish biology or a related field.

Previous experience working with fish.

The ability to adapt to changing work environment, and be able to work some weekends and holidays.

The ability to lift 50lb.




The Zebrafish Core Facility has an opening for an Assistant to support operations of the Aquatics Facility.


Responsibilities include maintenance of the zebrafish life support systems, preparation of the food and fish feeding, monitoring water quality and fish health, cleaning and sanitizing equipment and facilities, data recording.  In addition the candidate will have an excellent communication skills and ability to effectively work in a team setting and interact with Facility Users.  Working knowledge of fish biology, water chemistry and genetics are preferable.




Contact Name: Amanda Goodrich




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