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Oyster Hatchery Manager - USA

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Palacios Marine Agriculture Research Organization is looking for an oyster hatchery manager for a new commercial facility in Palacios, Texas.


  • Interact with construction manager in terms of site development and commissioning of facilities.
  • Develop and implement hatchery production guidelines and overall strategy for interaction with potential buyers and stakeholders.
  • Oversee hatchery personnel and daily interaction with the administrative section of PMAR.
  • Interact with resource agencies in terms of relevant permitting rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with federal and state aquaculture regulations and permitting requirements for aquaculture hatchery.
  • Develop a standard operational protocol for operation of the hatchery, including but not limited to algae production, broodstock maintenance, larval rearing, spat-on-shell and production of seed oysters.
  • Attend and participate in various federal, state, and/or local coastal resource management meetings.
  • Report directly to the facility director.
  • This position will be required to work a flexible schedule including some evenings, weekends, and holidays.


  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent experience in biology, marine science or related field.
  • At least five years of experience in oyster hatchery management.
  • Self-starter with strong time management and multi-tasking skills, able to work independently without much oversight.
  • Prior supervisory and budgetary experience.
  • Additional demonstrable experience in commercial oyster aquaculture grow-out.
  • Experience in commercial production management.
  • Liaison skills with stakeholders, regulatory and extension agencies.

Submit a letter of interest and other supporting information to Apply by December 18, 2020.

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