Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc.
Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc.


Employment Opportunities at FTA

Because of our company structure and the clientele we serve, we consider resumé or curriculum vitae information from only a relatively few individuals.  You must have at least 15 years of aquaculture or wild-fisheries consulting experience or other similar substantial expertise or qualifications for us to seriously consider you for employment.  For those who qualify, you may e-mail your unsolicited resumé or curriculum vitae to our Senior Biologist at


The requirements listed above do not necessarily apply to specific solicitations that from time to time may be listed here in the Employment Opportunities at FTA section.  Please read those solicitations for requirements and qualifications.  Currently, we have no specific positions to offer within our company.


While we appreciate interest in our company on the part of other job seekers, we do not operate our own production systems or facilities that include intern, entry-level, or technician-level employment positions.  If our policy on this matter or the structure of our company changes, we will post an update on this page.  Again, thanks for your interest.

Employment Opportunities at Other Organizations

Please periodically monitor this page for opportunities at other organizations and production facilities.

9 October 2018--North Pacific Groundfish Observer, Alaskan Observers, Inc., permanent

Salary $4,017.00 per month to begin with, plus room, board, and travel to and from job site.

As an at-sea biologist working aboard U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessels, you will gather data essential to the sustainability of fisheries resources in Alaska.  Observers sample catches to determine their species composition, make estimates of total catch, and collect age structures and biological data from target species.  New observers start with a one year commitment worked as multiple deployments spread out over the year for an approximate total of 270-290 deployed days.  Observers are guaranteed subsequent deployment opportunities and salary advances.  This is not a 9-5 office job, observers work long, irregular hours, wearing rain gear and lifting and moving large quantities of fish while at sea.


A Bachelor’s degree in a biological science, 30 semester hours in biological sciences, a college course in both math and statistics, a college course using dichotomous keys, U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status.

Closing Date:  until filled


To apply for this position please submit the online application found at our website:  Additionally, please email both a resume and transcripts to Rachel Moore, AOI Recruitment Coordinator,  For questions about the job description and application process, please feel free to call: 888-317-9343.


2 October 2018--Vice President, Salmon; Pacific Salmon Foundation, Vancouver, BC, permanent

Salary An attractive compensation package is provided.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Vice President, Salmon (VPS) provides a credible science-based perspective that informs PSF grants, programs and positions. This position is PSF’s subject-matter expert and spokesperson with key constituencies. The VPS is a senior member of the PSF management team and will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for the organization based on scientific findings.

  • Undergraduate degree in salmon science or related fields; a Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years in research and program management in the biological sciences, leading a team.
  • Scientific publication and public speaking.
  • Grant and contract management in the environmental context.

Program evaluation, strategic planning, and financial management.

Closing Date: December 31, 2018


Kathryn McCallum



No other positions are available at this time.  This page is updated weekly.


Be sure to visit World Fishing and Aquaculture, American Fisheries Society, AquacultureJobs, FishJobs, and EnvironmentalCareer for other job listings and resumé posting services.

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