The Curacao Marine Research Centre (CMRC), consisting of a consortium of three local companies, being the Curacao Sea Aquarium, Substation Curacao and RV Chapman Shipping recently received a grant from the European Union’s RESEMBID program. With the grant the Queen Conch Hatchery at Sea Aquarium hopes to reach its goal to stop the dwindling Queen Conch population on Curacao by releasing thousands of cultured juvenile Queen Conch and egg masses to strengthen the local, natural population; to improve fisheries regulations and enforcement; and to provide juveniles for potential local or regional, commercial aquaculture companies or other regional population enhancement programs.
The hatchery is operational since 2021 and grows thousands of juveniles per year.
One of the project goals is to perform baseline inventories of the Queen Conch population in several Curacao Bays. These baseline inventories are key to be able to show the natural population is increasing because of the project’s efforts.
The Queen Conch hatchery is looking for field workers to assist the marine biologist with performing baseline inventories. The baseline inventories consist of half day’s fieldwork, Frequency of the fieldwork will be planned by the marine biologist.
The Field Worker activities:
- Plan baseline inventories with the marine biologist
- Prepare for the baseline inventory such as organizing scuba gear, transport, etc,
- Perform the baseline inventory according to the approved population inventory protocol.
- Assist marine biologist with data analysis.
- Experienced SCUBA diver
- Affinity with nature conservation
- Good written communication skills in English
- Possession of Scuba gear
We encourage you to apply if you feel your profile is a match!
Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com by November 10th 2023.