Marine Harvest Canada


Fish Farming Site Positions

Our farm sites are in locations close to shore, in remote areas accessed via crew boat. Fish are grown at these sites from smolt to harvest size over 18-24 months. Aquaculture careers, such as fish farming technicians, are responsible for daily care and feeding of the fish at the aquaculture farms, as well as general salmon farming site equipment and facility maintenance. Most farm site aquaculture careers are camp based, with staff living in comfortable accommodations (float houses) during shift. Shift lengths are usually 8 days on/6 days off, or 4 days on/3 days off. Fish farming technician skills are generally similar to those of hatchery technicians, with boat handling ability and a willingness to work out in all types of weather also important. Because of the relative isolation of the aquaculture farms, salmon farming site staff must also have very good teamwork and communication skills.

The isolation of the fish farms is offset by the natural beauty of the surrounding environment, the stimulating, challenging work of these aquaculture careers in which you continually learn, and the camaraderie of working together in a small salmon farming team to grow a healthy crop of fish at the aquaculture farms.

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