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Assistant Hatchery Manager

Neets Bay Hatchery

SSRAA has an opening for Assistant Hatchery Manager at the Neets Bay Hatchery.  Neets Bay is located on Revillagigedo Island approximately 30 air miles from Ketchikan accessible only by boat or float plane.  Current production at the facility targets collection of 130,000,000 chum eggs (120M summer stock and 10M fall stock) as well as releases of 4.3 million coho and 300,000 chinook.  Hatchery staff consists of 7 twelve month employees, 3 ten month positions and up to 7 seasonal workers.  The Assistant Manager position requires living on site in furnished rental housing.  Utilities, phone, internet, weekly mail flights and bi-weekly grocery/supply flights are provided at no cost to the employees.  Satellite TV is also available.

Duties:  The Assistant Hatchery Manager is responsible for supporting the Hatchery Manager in the supervision and administration of all aspects of the salmonid rearing activities associated with the hatchery’s freshwater and saltwater operations, preparation of operational and capital budgets, long term planning and program development, supervision of staff and daily schedules and activities, data collection, fish health, production and preparation of written reports documenting hatchery operations. Reports directly to the Hatchery Manager.

Qualifications: Ideal applicant will have demonstrated ability to successfully lead a workforce.

Have excellent communication skills. At least 3 years working in production scale hatcheries. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Min. 2-year degree in fish culture or related field (work experience may be considered in lieu of degree).


Wage/Benefits:  Starting salary range $51,575 per year and is negotiable DOE. The benefit package includes health, dental, life, long term disability insurance and retirement.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer. Open until filled, start date is negotiable.

Send resume to:

Hatchery Manager – Justin Rose


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Cook at the Neets Bay Hatchery.  The position will begin June 22nd and end Oct 23rd.

The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air miles North of Ketchikan, AK.  The position requires living remote on site in a shared house with 1-2 other people.

The ideal candidate must be able to cook and manage a small dining hall for up to 15 employees, 6 days a week.  Knowledge of meal planning, prep, cooking cleaning and ordering to a budget is necessary.  The position requires providing a minimum of lunch, dinner 6 days a week and break time snacks during the eggtake season.  Breakfast is to be made available for self service. Those days that are not worked it will be expected that food will be made available for self service during designated meal and break times

A monthly salary of $3,750 dollars is provided with an end of season bonus upon completion of the contract.  Food, accommodation is included. Travel to and from town is available on any planes that may be flying during tourist season on days off.

An online application must be completed at ssraa.org.

This posting will close June 5th 2020

For more information contact:

Justin Rose, Manager

Neets Bay Hatchery

Tel. (206) 462-5725 or (907) 617-1018

Email – neetsbay@ssraa.org

The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Seasonal Fish Culture-Outreach Technician at the Deer Mountain Hatchery and Carroll Inlet remote rearing project.  This position is for the period from approximately April 1st thru September 30th.  For qualified individuals returning from or leaving to college, flexibility in start and completions dates will be reasonably considered.  For qualified individuals applying outside of Ketchikan, lodging may be available.

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is a small salmon and trout hatchery located in the City of Ketchikan Alaska producing 500,000 chinook smolt and 50,000 triploid rainbow trout annually.  Approximately 400,000 smolt are released in upper Carroll Inlet and 100,000 are released into Ketchikan Creek each spring.  Triploid trout are stocked in Carlanna and Harriet Hunt lakes over several months in the spring and early summer.  Deer Mountain Hatchery conducts tourism operations from approximately July 1st until September 30th.  Outreach with local schools occurs periodically with tours of the facility, visits to classrooms and hands on fish culture demonstrations.

This position will perform all duties associated with rearing of chinook fry/smolt as well as triploid trout.  Chinook rearing in the spring occurs at the hatchery and a remote rearing and release site.  Duties include but are not limited to: feeding, sampling, data entry, cleaning of rearing units, general site cleanup, stocking and assisting with maintenance.  Experience operating small boats is desirable for our remote rearing project.  Self-guided walk through tours occur at Deer Mountain from 10am-2pm Monday thru Friday. This position will also be expected to engage with the public as they navigate through the facility answering basic questions about the hatchery, the fish, SSRAA’s mission and the commercial fishing industry of Ketchikan. Other duties may include: providing fish culture assistance at the Whitman Lake Hatchery.  Applicants must be capable of lifting 50lbs and be willing to work in inclement weather.

A valid driver’s license is required for this position.  Work will be conducted Monday-Friday based on a 40 hour work week.  Additional work hours or weekend work may be required.

Starting pay is $15.18/hr or greater depending on experience.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants may either send or email a cover letter and resume to the addresses provided below.

For more information contact:

Matt Allen, Manager

Deer Mountain Hatchery

Email – deermountain@ssraa.org

1158 Salmon Row

Ketchikan, AK 99901