Creel Surveyors (Full Time)


North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society requires a Creel Crew of up to five surveyors for seasonal full and part-time employment from May 1st through to August 31, 2021, to staff the Area 3 and 4 creel survey program operating in the Prince Rupert area.

Duties include the following:

  • Conduct dock-side interviews with anglers returning from recreational fishing trips to collect fishing activity data
  • Careful handling of anglers recreational catch
  • Accurately identify recreational catch, including species caught and quantity
  • Collecting biological samples, such as scales and lengths, from selected species
  • Inspecting chinook and coho salmon catch for clipped adipose fins
  • Collecting heads from chinook or coho salmon with clipped adipose fins
  • Documenting the number of boats returning from fishing trips passing through boat launches
  • Creating legible and accurate records of information collected according to survey requirements
  • Data review, correction, compilation and entry

Requirements include:

  • Successful completion of high school education
  • Ability to safely conduct work around water
  • Ability to safely and respectfully interact with the public at boat launches
  • Ability to accurately identify salmon, groundfish and shellfish species
  • Data collection experience
  • Class 5 driver’s licence with access to a vehicle
  • Post-secondary education and past fisheries monitoring experience is an asset
  • Computer literacy including experience with data entry and editing is an asset

Working Conditions are:

  • Outdoors in all weather conditions
  • On and around docks and boats
  • Shift work, evenings and weekends

Closing Date

Apr 14, 2021

How to Apply

North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society Suite 363 – 309 2nd Avenue West

Prince Rupert BC, V8J 1H2 Fax: 250-624-8615 E-mail:

Qualified First Nation candidates are encouraged to apply. Training will be provided for successful candidates during a mandatory training session April 29 and 30, 2021.

NCSFNSS thanks all interested applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted