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Nursery Technician

Muscongus Bay Aquaculture West Bath, Maine

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Description

Muscongus Bay Aquaculture has a great opportunity to spend the summer outdoors working as an integral part of our oyster seed nursery crew. We are looking for dedicated, conscientious individuals to help out at our shellfish nursery from early May through to the beginning of August. The MBAq nursery has 8 upwellers located in West Bath on the New Meadows River and is home to millions of our hatchery produced oyster seed. The nursery crew grow these seed from approximately 1mm size, to around 15mm over the course of 3 months. This involves daily care in the form of freshwater cleaning of equipment and seed, as well as size grading, and keeping a close eye on the seed’s health. The last step is packing up the seed and getting orders ready for customers from farms up and down the East Coast. The job is fun and physical (must be able to lift 50 pounds) and is perfect for people who love to get their hands dirty
and be outdoors all day.