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Lumpfish Hatchery Manager

Cooke Aquaculture USA Eastport, ME



Cooke Aquaculture USA, a division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a dynamic and growing east coast family company has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the Company’s Freshwater Management Team located in Eastport, Maine.

Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company’s success is driven by our dynamic, highly skilled, and innovative management team, supported by dedicated employees who live in coastal communities and contribute to the local area’s economy and sense of community.

The Role

As a result of our robust growth, we are adding a Lumpfish Hatchery Manager to our team of professionals. As a leader you must be able to exercise the necessary authority to assure policies and procedures are followed and time frames are met. Excellent people management and communication skills are essential to build an effective team and organizational relationships.

Primary duties of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for the daily operations and production at a Recirculating Sea Water hatchery.
  • Meeting quality standards for Lump Fish production.
  • Foster a culture of safe work and environmental sustainability.


  • Experience within a hatchery environment.
  • Possess strong background in general operation and maintenance of life support equipment.
  • Strong background in fish health and husbandry. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with related post-secondary education and experience.


Salary commensurate with experience which includes a competitive 401k program, health, dental, and vision benefit package.

The Opportunity:

The role description is just one part of the story.  This is an opportunity to grow, to stretch, to work within the parameters of the role but stretch to your fullest potential. We are a team that counts performance, we reward contribution, and we recognize talent.  It is about being at the center of one of the fastest growing Atlantic Canada based companies and knowing you are part of that growth.  The ability to bring your passion for learning, desire for growth, and energy for moving your career forward is what we offer.  

The Why:

Why Cooke? Simple – because we are a company that rewards initiative, resourcefulness, and work ethic. We will champion your growth and provide you with the platform to create your path, your career, and your future.

NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing eligible applicants for this position as they are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.