» Electronic Monitoring Video Data Analyst – Area A Crab and Kitimat Electronic Monitoring Projects Ecotrust Canada


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Electronic Monitoring Video Data Analyst – Area A Crab and Kitimat Electronic Monitoring Projects

Permanently open

Position Location: Prince Rupert, BC

Start Date: Immediately

Type: Part time to ¾ time 6-month contract

Compensation: Competitive rates, commensurate with experience

Other Considerations: Due to the requirements of Kitimat project funding we are looking for candidates of Indigenous ancestry.

Terms of Employment: This is a part time to ¾ time contract position based on 37.5 hour FT work week

Position will be housed at the Skeena office of Ecotrust Canada in Prince Rupert, BC. Payment schedule is every two weeks, and is based on the contractor submitting invoices to Ecotrust Canada.


Ecotrust Canada is the service provider for the Area A Crab fleet’s electronic monitoring (EM) and biological sampling programs. In addition, we run a number of innovative monitoring pilot programs through our Marine Monitoring Initiative, and provide support to fishermen and community organizations through our charitable programs.

2018 will be our seventh year of delivering EM programs in Area A and our sixth year delivering biological sampling programs. Our approach is to provide an EM system comprised of software and hardware components that are affordable and effective. Key components of these programs are to work in collaboration with the Area A Crab Association, individual licence holders and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to collect and deliver high quality and timely data.

Through a partnership with the North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society, Ecotrust Canada has installed an electronic monitoring (EM) system at the MK Bay Marina in Kitimat, BC. This system is collecting video footage of the boat launch, fuel dock and outer edge of the marina in order to capture daily data on number of recreational vessels coming and going. This project is a pilot to determine if this type of EM data can be used to complement the recreational fisheries data being collected by the Department of Fisheries via fly-overs and creel surveys.

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit organization that supports initiatives resulting in improved livelihoods and environmental and community conditions. Our fisheries team has many years of direct experience in commercial fisheries and fishery monitoring programs. For more information, please see www.ecotrust.ca

Reporting Responsibilities:

The Video Data Analyst is responsible to Amanda Barney, General Manager of Marine Monitoring and will work under the day-to-day supervision of Brenna Boyle, Fisheries Project Coordinator in our Prince Rupert office.

Video Analyst Duties and Responsibilities:

Video analysts are responsible for the efficient collection of quality data from video footage of the Area A crab fleet and Kitimat Marina as assigned to them by supervisors. Area A crab videos will be reviewed in order to record fishing compliance issues by vessel per month and Kitimat Marina video footage will be reviewed to document the following:

  • Recreational vs. non-recreational vessels
  • Vessels arriving and departing the boat launch and marina
  • Identifying vessel features

Videos will be reviewed using a custom online database and which also serves as a data entry tool. Training in use of this software will be provided but general computer literacy and experience in data entry is an asset. You will be responsible for tracking the hours worked and reporting the information every two weeks or as required.


  • Previous experience with data entry, and good task management and tracking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and a high comfort level working with video software are assets.
  • At-sea/river experience aboard recreational, commercial and/or food fishing vessels an asset.
  • Good time management and organizational skills;
  • Work well under pressure; who is reliable, very organized and disciplined;
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation as well as the ability to take direction from managers and be a team player.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references IMMEDIATELY outlining how you meet the desired qualifications by email to amanda@ecotrust.ca or in person at 200-515 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert BC.

Questions about the position can be submitted to amanda@ecotrust.ca or brenna@ecotrust.ca

We encourage all interested parties to apply. We will contact those shortlisted for an interview.