Hatchery Manager

Fish whisperer. People wrangler.

education requirements


expected salary range

$57K to $74K

training area


Responsible for all aspects of hatchery operations and following best practices of fish and shellfish culture techniques. A hatchery manager needs both management skills and industry-specific knowledge, including hands-on experience in fish/shellfish biology, personnel supervision, harvest management and maintenance of mechanical systems in remote locations. Hatchery managers also ensure that environmental monitoring, compliance and permitting requirements are met. In other words, you’re the boss, and you keep the whole show running.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2-year undergraduate degree in aquaculture technology or bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology required

Links to Jobs and Other Cool Info:

Here’s where you get it:

UAF BS Fisheries and Ocean SciencesStatewide where there is a rural campusBSin person and distance (vcon)4 yrs
UAS AAS Fisheries TechnologyStatewideAASLive and some courses async2 yrs
Page header: Hatchery Fish Culturist photo courtesy of State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game