||Aquaculture Freshwater Technician
The Aquaculture Technician’s role is crucial for ensuring day-to-day business success within Cooke Aquaculture Pacific. Responsibilities span the full range of stock performance, fish welfare, feeding, tissue and quality sampling, tank sanitation and monitoring
of water quality. Working under the direction of the Freshwater Site Manager, the Aquaculture Technician will at all times show a willingness to innovate and progress the business through a positive contribution to site production plans, following BAP standards,
developing “best husbandry practice”, and through being committed to site health & safety issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for all farm operations that involve the cultivation and rearing of Atlantic Salmon:
1. Feeding: Must adhere to the CAP feed policy to ensure maximum fish growth and health is achieved.
2. Stock Health: Observe health and behaviour of fish stock. Assist with live fish handling; including grading, vaccinations, transfers, etc. Report, diagnosis and remove fish mortality in order to document and record mortality rates.
3. Health & Safety: Must adhere to company safety policies.
4. Site Security: Conduct daily inspection and recording of water quality parameters and other critical equipment (defined in maintenance schedule). Ensure that the site is left secure and hygienic at the end of each working day.
5. Maintenance: Ensure that all hatchery equipment is used and maintained to meet company standards. Perform tank and facility cleaning as required.
6. Disinfection & Hygiene: Adhere to company policies as provided by the Fish health Manager and contained in the CAP Veterinary Health Plan.
• Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn specific aspects of Atlantic salmon life cycles and salmon hatchery operations.
• Monitor fish health and water quality to ensure optimum performance and health of stock is achieved.
• Other duties as assigned.