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Dockside monitoring for the Five Nations Fishery

Hiring dockside monitors – Tofino

Dockside monitoring for the Five Nations Fishery

Are you looking for a job working outside directly with the Five Nations fishery and eager to gain experience in the environmental field?

We are hiring Dockside Monitors!

Ecotrust Canada is looking to hire Dockside Monitors for the Five Nations fishery. Monitors would be based out of the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation (Tofino). Duties will include monitoring and documenting catch, species identification, recording weights, collecting biological samples, and reporting irregularities. Monitors will be paid a minimum of 4 hours for each shift.

Currently, we are hiring for Dockside Monitors in Tofino. We are looking to hire part-time staff available from Monday to Friday and the occasional weekend. The actual length of fisheries is determined through the season, and a set number of workdays is not guaranteed. Schedules are created monthly.

Organization and Program Background

Ecotrust Canada is a nonprofit organization powered by the vision to build thriving, just, and sustainable economies that support communities where people and nature thrive together. We develop innovative economic solutions that enable rural, remote, and Indigenous communities across Canada to share in the management and benefit of local resources – from forestry to fisheries to housing to energy. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based and relentlessly practical. Learn more at ecotrust.ca

Our Community Fisheries program has been deeply rooted in community and solution-building in coastal B.C. for over 20 years. Our fisheries vision is for resilient fisheries — fisheries that meet the immediate social and economic needs of adjacent communities without compromising ecological integrity or the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Responsibilities include:
– Collection of accurate catch data
– Collection of biological samples
– Legibly and accurately record data on multiple forms
– Always maintain professional working relationships

Qualifications:
– Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
– Organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent teamwork skills
– Comfortable working on docks, fishing vessels, and handling fish
– Completion of a Criminal Record Check
– Does NOT hold a fisher’s registration card or certificate of accreditation
– Does NOT purchase fish to resell
– Is NOT an owner, operator, or employee of a business that catches, cultures, processes, or transports fish

A mandatory training course will occur March 25th to 28th in Tofino. Successful applicants must attend and pass the training course. Accommodations and a training stipend are provided during the course.

Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices.

Wage for Dockside Monitors in Tofino: $25/hour

Apply before March 15th, 2024

Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices. 

Job Application - Dockside Fisheries Monitors

Submit your resume here and apply before March 15th, 2024

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