Neets Bay Fish Culturist
Regular Full Time
The Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) has an opening for a Fish Culturist at
the Neets Bay Hatchery.
The Neets Bay Hatchery is a large, remote, three species salmon hatchery located approximately 30 air
miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska. Permanent staff consists of 4 Fish Culturists, the Assistant Manager,
Hatchery Manager, and Maintenance Engineers.
There are approximately 170 million Chum, 4.5 million Coho, and 300,000 Chinook salmon cultured at
the Neets Bay facility. The position requires living on site year round in furnished rental housing.
Provided utilities/benefits include but are not limited to: weekly mail and supply flights, satellite
internet, and monthly hotel accommodations in Ketchikan.
The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to develop healthy working relationships with colleagues
both permanent and seasonal, sharing knowledge and skills in the process. Experience must include a
solid foundation in hatchery operations including gamete collection, incubation operations, fish
husbandry, saltwater rearing and egg/fry transport operations. The employee must be able to function
as a team member in a remote setting, and will be expected to at times function as an integral member
on maintenance projects.
Preferred skills should include, but are not limited to, two years prior experience at a similar facility.
Applicants should be motivated, physically fit, and able to work long hours in inclement weather.
Previous remote fieldwork is desirable but not required.
Starting pay is $19.85/hr or greater depending on experience. The benefit package includes health,
dental, life and long term disability insurance and a competitive retirement plan. SSRAA is an equal
opportunity employer. Applicants should either send or email an application, cover letter and resume to
the addresses provided below. Applications are available on our website www.ssraa.org and on
This posting will remain open until filled.
For more information contact:
Justin Rose, Manager
Neets Bay Hatchery
Tel. (206) 462-5725
Email – email@example.com
14 Borch Street,
Ketchikan, AK 99901