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Aquaculture Technician – Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish

Job Details:

We are excited to announce that the Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish venture is seeking a full-time Aquaculture Technician to join their team at the Brinnon Shellfish Hatchery!  The ideal candidate will possess a variety of skills including building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical knowledge, interest in marine biology and ecology, and organizational skills that will allow the technician to become familiar with cleaning, feeding, harvesting, inventorying, and the operation and maintenance of equipment and systems. 

Starting wage is dependent on experience.

As an Aquaculture Technician, you will:                                                                                  

  • Maintain cleanliness of shellfish bins and tanks
  • Sort shellfish by size and species
  • Participate in the production of micro algae cultures
  • Track and report inventory
  • Maintain company assets in good operational condition including pumps, motors, blowers, and various tools  
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

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FDA and OSHA Publish COVID-19 Checklist to Assist the Food Industry

Over the last several months, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), have developed a number of resources to help food industry employers continue or resume operations safely. These resources complement the FDA’s long-standing requirements for food producers to protect the safety of the food they produce.

To assist the food industry as it navigates changes to operations related to COVID-19, the FDA has teamed up with OSHA to develop the “Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The checklist pulls from existing guidance provided by the FDA, CDC, and OSHA and serves as a quick reference to help the food industry assess employee health, social distancing, and food safety within workplaces as operations may be impacted by COVID-19. 

July Ecosystem Services Photo Contest Winner

Marc Dewey: While cleaning out geoduck nursery tubes we often find mussels, cockles, barnacles and juvenile crab. Today we discovered that stickleback fish have been creating egg nests under seaweed within the protective environment of the tubes.

Aquaculture Extension Agent – University of Hawaii Sea Grant


Title:  Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number:  0088254T
Hiring Unit:  University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program
Location:  Hawai’i Island
Date Posted: July 16, 2020
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Monthly Type:  11 Month
Tenure Track:  Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:  Full Time (100% FTE)
Temporary/Permanent:   Temporary – Not to Exceed:  08/31/2022
Other Conditions:  Renewal contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance of duties.


The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) conducts an integrated program of research, outreach, and education in support of the wise stewardship of marine resources and sustainable coastal communities. This Program is one of thirty-four (34) Sea Grant College Programs in the United States. Core funding is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Under the general supervision of the Hawai’i Sea Grant director, associate director/extension leader, and program leader, this position will serve communities in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands through an innovative extension program on aquaculture that supports the Sea Grant sustainable fisheries and aquaculture focus area.

This Hawai‘i Island Aquaculture Extension Agent position will be co-located with the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH) on Hawai‘i Island and have PACRC, UHH, and statewide extension duties and responsibilities. The position will be responsible for establishing an extension program in aquaculture, developing relationships with the aquaculture industry, identifying aquaculture stakeholder needs, informing aquaculture research activities, disseminating science-based information through traditional extension methods to inform aquaculture stakeholder decision-making, and instruction at UHH.

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