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Hatchery Manager - Iceland

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Matorka ehf is looking for a hatchery manager to oversee a future Arctic char broodstock facility as well as the current production of fingerlings in Iceland. The candidate's main task will be to ensure the delivery of ample, high-quality fingerlings to the quarantine and grow-out facilities. 


  • Ensure the timely delivery of fertilized eggs from our supplier.
  • Oversee the hatching of eggs and care of juveniles up to first feeding.
  • Manage the raising and grading of juvenile fish up to 10 grams.
  • Oversee transport of fingerlings to the quarantine facility in Grindavik.
  • Maintain all infrastructure to support the fish.
  • Identify and report/repair faults in on-site equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all accreditations, local regulations, and health and safety protocols.


  • Bachelor or master's degree in the field of aquaculture.
  • At least five years of relevant working experience.
  • Be a real technical person and a problem solver.
  • Be physically fit and not afraid to get your hands wet.
  • Have a flexible attitude, working irregular hours to look after the fish in care.
  • Have a very good command of the English language and can communicate very well, both verbally and in writing. Icelandic language skill is a bonus.

More information here.

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