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Looking for jobs in the fisheries field? Here are some links to job sites in the West that might help! If you have any job openings you would like to have posted, send the position information (title, agency/location, description, salary, deadlines, and contact information) to Brittany Jenewein at btjenewein [at]

Current Opportunities

Title: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship
Agency: Marine Science and Technology Centre (MaST)
Location: Des Moines, WA
Salary: Unpaid
Application deadline: Applications reviewed monthly

Internships at the MaST Center are geared towards college students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. Candidates should have a strong career interest in aquaculture or marine biology. All applicants should be organized, selfmotivated and have excellent people skills. Please note, this is an unpaid internship. NO SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; ALL TRAINING PROVIDED.

During the six-month internship, you will learn aquaculture techniques, aquarium maintenance, water chemistry, veterinary duties, tank engineering, and planktonic marine biology. The internship will focus on two species of jellies (Aurelia labiata and Phacellophora camtschatica) through their entire life cycle.

See the full internship description here: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship.

Title: Fisheries Instructor
Agency: Bellingham Technical College
Location: Bellingham, WA
Salary: $43,919 to $57,304 for 10 month academic year
Application deadline: Open until filled, priority consideration by 5 p.m. on April 29, 2017, PST


Bellingham Technical College invites applications for two positions; one full-time tenure track position and one annually contracted temporary faculty assignment in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program. Continuation of the temporary position each fiscal year is dependent upon funding. Positions begin September, 2017.
The program prepares students for employment in fisheries occupations with emphasis on fish culture and aquaculture.

The program has partnerships with several industries and agencies. This program operates the Hatchery at the Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham, the Bellingham Hatchery at Whatcom Falls Park, and assists with spawning at the Samish Hatchery in Burlington, WA.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse student population.

See full details here:

Title: Region 4 Director (EMS 3)
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Department: Communications/Natural Resource/Wellness/Fisheries
Location: Snohomish County, WA
Salary: $80,000.00 – $104,000.00 Annually
Application deadline: not specified (posted April 29, 2017)


The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission are seeking prospective candidates to apply to serve as Region 4 Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Region 4 Director leads and manages a diverse region with more than 165 employees deployed in   three geographic districts across six counties: King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom. The Director has responsibilities to oversee the management of department facilities including three (3) wildlife area complexes and 13 active hatcheries. The Region 4 Director is responsible for the management and operation of more than 25,000 acres of Department-managed lands, including over 200 access sites to public waterways and wildlife lands that are owned and leased by the Department. The Region 4 Director is located in the Mill Creek office.

This position reports to the Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife in coordinating and collaborating with tribal governments, state agencies, local governments, elected officials, legislators, and stakeholders. Represents the Director and serves as the Department’s principal spokesperson and advisor for the region, developing priorities and coordinating service delivery.

For more information:

Title: Post-Doc Visiting Fellow
Agency: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Department: Science & Resource Management
Location: Flexible – Nanaimo, Sidney, or Delta, BC, Canada
Salary: $62,000 Annually
Application deadline: not specified (posted 11 May 2017)


Our goal is to create a framework for developing recovery plans for Pacific salmon that evaluates tradeoffs between conservation objectives and other fisheries management objectives. Within Canada, there are approximately 450 Conservation Units (CUs) of Pacific salmon, of which a large proportion have been assessed or are expected to be assessed with poor status below conservation thresholds. However, progress on implementing recovery strategies has been limited by a lack of tools to evaluate management actions. Our specific objectives are to identify management approaches (e.g., target exploitation rates, harvest control rules) to achieve recovery, and develop tools to identify CU-specific management actions. This will include exploring how to achieve targets in the context of multiple mixedstock fisheries. The successful candidate will develop a simulation model within a Management Strategy Evaluation, MSE, context to evaluate a range of management strategies for achieving recovery and will consider environmental forcing of population dynamics that may impact productivity and confound recovery efforts. The project will work closely with fisheries management to link tool development with priorities for decision-making through a series of meetings and workshops.

See full details in the attached flyer: DFO Salmon Recovery PostDoc 10May2017

Title: Permanent Aquatic Animal Health Veterinarian
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Department: Fish Program, Science Division, Genetics and Health Laboratories
Location: Snohomish County, WA (north Puget Sound area)
Salary: $5,943.00 – $7,801.00 Monthly
Application deadline: not specified (posted May 17, 2017)

Description: This position reports to the Supervisor of the Genetics and Health Laboratories in the Fish Program, and as a licensed veterinarian is responsible for fish health and public health by compiling; maintaining; planning; conducting; analyzing; interpreting; and reporting on issues related to fish health, zoonotic and non-zoonotic fish pathogens, antibiotic resistance associated with therapeutants; and by conducting epidemiological investigations as connected to fish hatchery facilities and related natural origin fish populations.  Specifically, this work addresses current and emerging risks associated with fish diseases, prevalence of pathogens, and associated host response(s) (i.e., immunological changes), environmental variables that affect the disease status of fish populations, and the potential effects of disease status on human populations as it relates to zoonotic fish pathogens.  This position will provide veterinary and epidemiological support when needed to minimize health risks, improve biosecurity protocols, and collect health-based samples involving live fish and provide comprehensive health assessments for fish populations.

See full details here:

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