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Crystal Lake Hatchery Fish Culturist

Regular Full Time

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association is recruiting for a full-time Fish Culturist at the Crystal Lake Hatchery.  This facility is a large two species salmon hatchery located on the road system approximately 17 miles outside Petersburg, Alaska. Position requires living on-site in a three-bedroom house with utilities and heat provided.  The hatchery requires continuous coverage including weekends and holidays.

The job requires demonstrated knowledge of general fish culture practices through either fisheries related education and/or work experience at a salmonid hatchery.  The successful applicant should have the ability to operate skiffs and outboards and possess basic maintenance skills such as the use of hand and power tools and basic plumbing.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop healthy working relationships with co-workers and have the willingness to learn and share knowledge and skills. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain an Alaska Drivers license.

Starting wage is DOE.  Benefits include: health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, and participation in a 403b retirement plan.  SSRAA is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants should either send a cover letter and resume to the address below.

Job is open until filled.

Loren Thompson, Hatchery Manager

Crystal Lake Hatchery

Tel. (360) 928-7181




14 Borch Street

Ketchikan, AK. 99901


The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Seasonal Fish Culture-Outreach Technician   at the Deer Mountain Hatchery.  This position is for the period from May 1st thru September 30th.  For qualified individuals returning from or leaving to college, flexibility in start and completions dates will be reasonably considered.

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is a small salmon hatchery located in the City of Ketchikan Alaska producing 500,000 chinook smolt annually.  Approximately 400,000 are released in upper Carroll Inlet and 100,000 are released into Ketchikan Creek each May.  Deer Mountain Hatchery conducts tourism operations from approximately May 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.  This includes but is not limited to: feeding, sampling, data entry, cleaning of rearing units, general site cleanup, and assisting with maintenance.  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 facility, 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 $13.72/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