Monday, April 24, 2017

Oyster Hatchery Jobs on New Hampshire's Great Bay

Fat Dog Shellfish is seeking 1-2 seasonal Farm Techs to assist with all aspects of our rapidly growing oyster farming operation in Great Bay, New Hampshire.  These positions will run from mid-May through Labor Day and are ideal for college or graduate students between years.  Farm Techs will get hands on experience with all aspects of our operation including growing seed in upwellers, nursery cultivation, cage culture, bottom planting, and harvesting.  No experience necessary-just an interest in aquaculture and a willingness to work hard and get really (really) muddy-all with a great attitude.

The map below shows the location, which is close to the fun town of Portsmouth. It does not show the beauty of the Great Bay estuary and the active oyster restoration underway there under Ray Grizzle. 

Map of New Hampshire's Great Bay Estuary that once had an enormous oyster population. 
If interested, please email me at

Friday, April 14, 2017

Let Your Voice On Oyster Restoration Be Heard- Take the Survey

Speak up for oyster restoration in Massachusetts. Your opinion can be heard. Take the survey that is being administered by Doctoral Students at UMass Boston. It takes 5 minutes.

There also will be meetings in various coastal towns. Manchester will be on April 26th. When we get details, we will share them. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hatchery Job in Long Island Raise oysters!

CAREER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – We are currently seeking a hardworking, career minded person to assist in the development of Great Atlantic Shellfish Farms located on the Great South Bay, Long Island N.Y.
JOB DISCRIPTION – The technician will participate in all activities associated with shellfish culture on a commercial scale.  This will include broodstock maintenance and conditioning, spawning, larval and juvenile culturing, algal production, land-based nursery culturing and maintenance, field system production, equipment and system maintenance, record keeping, data analysis and seed sales.
QUALIFICATIONS – A Bachelor’s Degree in marine science, marine biology, aquaculture or equivalent education is required.  Basic knowledge of the principles of shellfish production is essential.  Shellfish aquaculture experience is preferred.
SKILLS – Good record keeping, reporting and communicating skills are necessary.  The ability to properly handle a boat is preferred.
APPLY BY EMAIL – Please send resume to either:
Douglas Winter
Martin Byrnes