Dockside Monitor (Full Time)


Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.


Dockside Monitor

Fisheries Monitoring Programs

Prince Rupert, BC

Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring programs in Prince Rupert, BC.  Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.


•         Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.

•         Identification of all species landed.

•         Accurate recording of offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.

•         Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.

•         Perform biological sampling of selected species.

•         Assist at offloads with piece counting and halibut tagging.


Required Skills

·         Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.

·         Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.

·         Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.

·         Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.

·         High school graduation as a minimum.  Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.

·         Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.

·         The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

Terms of Employment

·         Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.

·         Position is subject to an overtime averaging agreement, approved by Labour Canada.

·         Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.

·         All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

·         Full and part-time equivalent positions are available.  The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.

·         The work is primarily in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

Closing Date

May 31, 2021

How to Apply

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to:

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

Expiring: May 31, 2021