Arron Jones

Mariculture Technician, Kodiak

(907) 486-1500

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Arron Jones


Outreach, training, and implementation of Alaskan mariculture to further the industry in the state of Alaska.


B.S. in marine biology and biodiversity & conservation, 2007, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Selected experience and training

  • Aquaculture Project Manager for New Hampshire Sea Grant
  • National Certificate in Aquaculture Diving (level 4)
  • Experienced with tethering, search and recovery, object recover, structure maintenance and tool work, deep diving (up to 40m), mooring and low visibility tasks.
  • Department of Labor: Certificate of Competence (Aquaculture Diving)
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Diver
  • Rescue & Stress Diver
  • First Aid & Dan O2 Provider
  • Nitrox
  • HSNO Approved Handler (2.1.1A, 2.1.2A, 3.1A, 3.1B, 5.1.2A, 8.2A, 9.1A, 9.2A & 9.3A)
  • Confined Spaces and Gas Testing
  • Community Workplace Fire and Emergency Management (Level 2)
  • New Zealand National Certificate in Aquaculture (Level 4)
  • Accredited in aquaculture legislation, Maori legal and cultural aspects, Environmental Best Practice and Monitoring, Aquaculture Diving, Marine Mammal Handling and Health & Safety.
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Selected awards, presentations, and publications

  • Marine Farm Association Trainee of the year, 2010
  • International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2014. A simple method for minimizing the harmful effect of phytoplankton blooms: the New Zealand King Salmon monitoring system on sea farms.
  • New Zealand Marine Sciences conference, 2015. Biofouling in marine finfish aquaculture: a feasibility study into biological control
  • Beyond Bioextraction: The Role of Oyster-Mediated Denitrification in Nutrient Management. Sci. Technol. 2021.