The main objective for the Tender Technician Program is to collect fish quality data throughout the harvest and tendering process. The main duty of the technician is to collect data. The data collected includes basic harvest information, fish age and temperature, chilling methods, fishing gear descriptions. Another important component to the duties include outreach to the fishers on some fishing practices and species handling. The goal is to help fishers provide a higher quality catch.
Work aboard a commercial fishing vessel or tender
Work on a seafood processing dock
Observing ocean-fishing activities
Entering collected data into a database using computers.