Fisheries Technician I – Kitoi Bay Hatchery

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has multiple seasonal positions available at Kitoi Bay Hatchery (KBH) for the 2022 salmon egg take season. These entry-level positions are from late July through October, but may extend into November depending on hatchery needs. Applications will be accepted through August 11, 2022 or until all positions are filled. Applications accepted through email address below.

Kitoi Bay Hatchery is a large and diverse Pacific salmon production facility (215 million pink, 36 million chum, 2.3 million coho and 850,000 sockeye salmon eggs) located on Afognak Island. This is a remote site approximately 25 miles north of the city of Kodiak, accessible only by floatplane or boat.

DUTIESDuties include a variety of remote salmon hatchery tasks relating to adult salmon handling and egg collection, incubation and egg care, cost recovery and general facility upkeep. Please call if you want to find out more!

QUALIFICATIONS: An interest or experience in fisheries, biology or related field. Maintenance or boat operation experience is desirable but not required. Employees must be physically fit and capable of lifting and carrying 50 pounds for distances of up to 100 yards. This is a blue-collar type of position and can be labor intensive. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, work cooperatively in groups, or individually with little supervision. Must be capable of living in a remote setting with limited amenities. Must enjoy the outdoors!

WAGE/BENEFITSThese available positions are full time, three to four month positions. Room and board provided; seasonal employees reside in a dorm-type bunkhouse with communal kitchen and living areas. Amenities include regular mail/freight service, phone, satellite internet, satellite TV, and exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities (fishing, hiking, and hunting) in the Kitoi Bay area.

  • Salary: $13.50 to $15.00 per hour, DOE. Annual performance merit increases. Positive performance will give preference for future hiring. Room and board provided.
  • Paid flight to KBH from Kodiak at the beginning and end of term. Transportation costs to Kodiak will not be provided.


START DATES:  July 28, 2022. Open Until Filled.

Applications accepted through August 11, 2022 or until filled.

Please send resume and cover letter with three work references to:

Mike Wachter, Kitoi Bay Hatchery Manager. Email: or call (229) 234-9413 ext. 1 for more information. Applications can also be hand delivered or mailed to Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, 104 Center Ave, Suite 205 Kodiak, AK 99615