George Slim | (619) 455-3223 | San Diego, CA, U.S.A

Objective: Seeking a position that utilizes my experience in management and aquaculture.

Professional Profile

Dedicated and experienced aquaculture professional seeking a management position. Skilled in fish husbandry, team leadership and problem-solving. Committed to delivering high-quality results on time and under budget.

Professional Experience

Aquaculture Net Pen Manager Sept 2015 – Current
Pacific Aquaculture Inc., Nespelem, Washington

  • Designed, Planned, and Monitors steelhead fingerlings reared from 25g to 3kg in size, resulting in a 95% survival rate and increased production by 20%.
  • Directed on-site feeding activities, ensuring optimal fish health and growth.
  • Oversaw daily scheduling of site team members, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.
  • Oversees all on-site feeding activities, including monitoring mortality levels, causes and factors affecting fish health.
  • Supervised water quality monitoring to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
  • Implemented new production processes that increased efficiency by 20%
  • Pre-empted disease outbreaks by observing fish behavior and implementing preventative measures.
  • Reviewed and improved fish husbandry and production practices, with a focus on stock survival and reducing environmental stresses.
  • Trained and supervised other team members on fish husbandry.
  • Bootstrapped Site 3 operations and designed technical feed system protocols on a new system.

Aquaculture Net Pen Assistant Manager Feb 2013 – Sept 2015
Pacific Aquaculture Inc., Nespelem, Washington

  • Works closely with other site manager to identify and remedy the challenges to fish husbandry.
  • Tasked with on-site feeding activities, including monitoring mortality levels, causes and factors affecting fish health.
  • Maintains precise records on fish production.
  • Ran and participated on Scuba maintenance operations on pens, and underwater equipment.

Fish Technical Farmer Oct 2012 – Feb 2013
Pacific Aquaculture Inc., Nespelem, Washington

  • Managed the feeding of an all-natural, sustainable Steelhead farm. Located on the Columbia River in a remote part of the Okanogan Highlands.

Fish Health Technician May 2011 – Oct 2012
Clear Springs Foods, Inc., Buhl, Idaho

  • Managed the fish health of rainbow trout for the largest commercial operation in the United States, which entails diagnosing disease, prescribing treatments and administering treatments in over 180 outdoor production raceways and 20 indoor hatchery raceways.
  • Supervision of effluent water quality monitoring to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection
    Agency (EPA) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) effluent requirements as stated in the
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

Assistant Hatchery Manager Sep 2008 – Nov 2010
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, Carlsbad, California

  • Assisted in the capture of wild sea bass off the coast of California/Catalina Island for the selective broodstock program and coded wire tagging of juveniles for release.
  • Collected and processed tissue samples from broodstock, eggs, and larvae for genetic analysis.
  • Managed all aspects of white sea bass production, including collection, spawning, early life-stage rearing of larvae, live food production and feeding, application of treatments, growth analysis, and general husbandry.
  • Supervised hatchery employees, technical staff, and volunteers, resulting in improved performance and efficiency.
  • Assisted researchers in developing experimental design and setup for studies conducted on site.
  • Managed and updated standard operating procedures for the facility.
  • Conducted routine scuba diving to clean grow-out net pens, intake boxes, and release of white sea bass.
  • Acted as responder in the 24hr life-support monitoring program.
  • Conducted tours

Aquaculture Production Manager June 2005 – Sep 2008
Fish Breeders of Idaho, Buhl, Idaho

  • Increased yearly production of channel-blue catfish and tilapia to 350,000 pounds, and yearly production of 80,000 channel catfish fingerlings for the Dept. of Idaho Fish and Game and Idaho Power.
  • Created a monthly inventory system with biological data records and reports.
  • Assisted in the selection of white sturgeon roe for spawning and caviar processing.
  • Supervision of all aspects of catfish and tilapia production, which included spawning, hatchery, rearing, stocking, feeding and harvesting.
  • Trained personnel to assist in all aspects of production
  • Generated all records and reports about production including those reports presented to the
    Environmental Protection Agency.

Research Assistant Aug 2003 – May 2005
Aquaculture Research Institute, Moscow, Idaho

  • Spawned freshwater cod burbot in captivity.
  • Designed and construction of an Aquaponic Recirculation System for the Kalispell Tribe.
  • Assisted researchers with rearing walleye in a recirculation system for a specific research project.
  • Responsible for construction of systems and spawning burbot.
  • Design, construction and operation of an aquaponic system to grow food crops: (basil, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, thyme, oregano, mint, camas bulbs) and tilapia.
  • Conducted feeding, disinfecting, and water quality/chemistry sampling.

Summer Internship Summer of 2003 – Summer 2004
Fish Breeders of Idaho, Buhl, Idaho

  • Innovated with tilapia spawning (selecting broodstock, collecting eggs from their mouth and hatching in McDonald Incubating jars) from California.
  • Improved hatching and fry survival success of white sturgeon.
  • Supervised and managed the hatchery and production of catfish and tilapia.

Summer Internship Summer 2001
California Desert Fish Farms and Valley Fish farms, Niland, California & Brawley, California

  • Assisted in the production of tilapia in semi-intensive operation using geothermal water.
  • Assisted in the production of channel catfish in extensive aquaculture operation.
  • Duties included feeding, harvesting, water sampling, stocking, spawning and collection of broodstock of tilapia and channel catfish in extreme hot desert weather.

Technical Proficiencies Skills

  • Proficient in office software, database software, Internet software, research and design software, computer operating systems, and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Scuba qualified (Open water and Rescue)
  • Possess a valid class D driver’s license


Bachelor of Science in Fishery Resources, University of Idaho (2003-2005)

  • Received international student scholarship and was 100% self-supported.
    Moscow, Idaho

Accredited course work in Aquaculture and Biology, University of Guadalajara (2000-2003) Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Personal Interests

  • Accomplished chef with a passion for cooking and organizing outdoor barbecues with friends.
  • Proficient in mobile devices and enjoy exploring their capabilities.
  • Skilled video gamer with experience in developing winning strategies, and have been playing since childhood.
  • Enthusiastic scuba diver.