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David Zuhoski

Email Address:
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City: Tacoma
State/Providence: WA
Zip Code: 98409
Country: USA
Phone Number: 6312086217
Date Posted: 2/6/2017


Interested in Aquaculture career opportunities within Washington State, USA.


B.S.- Biology, Concentration: Aquaculture. Minor: Chemistry


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Koi Market​ February 2016-Present Huntington, NY Koi House Manager/Lead Aquarist •Oversee facility operations for one of the nation’s largest Japanese Koi fish importers and distributors •Personally responsible for LSS operation and maintenance, water quality monitoring, livestock care, and facility bio-security •Disease and parasite identification and treatment, fish microscopy, necropsy, maintain feed schedules and record keeping •Routinely anesthetize fish and perform intramuscular and intraperitoneal injections •Operation and maintenance of company tools and equipment. Work independently to identify and address problems •Responsible for maintaining company inventory, shipping and receiving, sales and marketing Cornell University Cooperative Extension​ June 2013-September 2014​ Riverhead, NY Program Educator-Fisheries Technician •Provide support for various fisheries and aquaculture research projects • Write proposals and progress reports, set-up and assist with contract responsibilities •Conduct at-sea research projects •Provide technical support for research equipment •Collection and processing of commercial fisheries data •Educate industry and community members and conduct field education programs Imagine an Ocean​ May 2011 -June 2013 Salem, MA Aquarist •Design, install and maintain fresh and saltwater aquariums with a focus on tropical reef type aquaria •Install, maintain and repair outdoor ponds and water gardens •Coral and invertebrate propagation, ornamental fish breeding •Water quality monitoring, life support system installation, livestock monitoring, maintenance and repair ​ Operation Wallacea ​ June 2009-September 2009​ Sulawesi, Indonesia Terrestrial and Fisheries Research Assistant •Member of dive team responsible for reef monitoring and marine mammal surveys for the Wakatobi Marine National Park. •Conducted fisheries monitoring as part of the Darwin Initiative Project to study the problems of overfishing on reefs •Aided scientists in projects involving agricultural crop raiding and human-wildlife conflict in Buton macaques Chituk Pools, Inc. ​ Summers 2006-2009 ​ Cutchogue, NY Pool Technician - Seasonal •Installation and maintenance of in-ground swimming pools and closed water systems •Monitor water quality and balance pool chemicals •PVC and flex tube plumbing, installation and repair of filtration systems, tool and equipment use •Responsible for maintaining a daily schedule, work independently to identify and address plumbing and water quality issues Cornell University Cooperative Extension​ June 2005-September 2005​ Southold, NY Aquaculture Intern - SPAT Program •Cultured, spawned, monitored and maintained shellfish hatcheries and grow out sites •Constructed and maintained oyster cages, scallop cages, float lines and hard shell clam sites •Construction and maintenance of FLUPSY systems and culling devices CERTIFICATIONS •PADI - Open Water and Advanced Scuba Certifications •Boating Safety Certificate •U.S. Coast Guard Fishermen Safety Training


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