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Our Deep-Water Fleet operate out of Timaru and includes deep-sea trawlers, scampi vessels and long liners. As well as Fisheries within NZ, they also travel as far away as the Ross Sea.

To Be Successful:
The San Aspiring and San Aotea II team has a strong values led culture, where people are the operations most important asset. To be successful in this role the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of
yourself and your team must always come first.

With an understanding of and experience in data intensive administration and reporting, your excellent interpersonal and computer skills will support you to manage stakeholder relationships
and communications between vessel crew, observers, Governmental agencies and Sanford Limited. Being a highly motivated individual, you will have the ability to operate effectively unsupervised to
collect and present high-quality data to CCAMLR.

“Fit” will be one of the determining success factors of this opportunity so if you’re a team player, have a high level of personal maturity, strong self-motivation and a sense for adventure, your next voyage could start here with Sanford.



• An understanding of sampling methods with strong scientific numeracy and literacy
• Ability to manage significant volumes of data for collating, reviewing, and sending to third parties on a daily basis
• A science or fisheries observer background either through formal education or based on work experience is advantageous but not essential
• Experience in CCAMLR Antarctic fisheries (or similar) with a strong understanding of CCAMLR/SPRFMO Conservation and Management Measures is advantageous but not essential


In Return

• Competitive remuneration to live and work on a vessel in Antarctica, the southernmost sea on earth, for three months
• Contracting your services to a company that is focused on supporting people to develop their career pathway
• Potential work in other parts of the DWF during the CCAMLR off season



If you are passionate about a future in the fishing industry or want to use your technical administration skills to experience this once in a lifetime adventure, please forward a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Dean Jurasovich at or apply below

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