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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: Director of Stock Monitoring
Agency: Pacific Salmon Commission
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salary: $69,332 – $92,094 annually
Application deadline: February 20, 2017


The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC), an international organization responsible for transboundary salmon fisheries management in Canada and the United States, is seeking a Director of Stock Monitoring for its office in Vancouver, BC. This position will be in the Fisheries Management Division, focusing on Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon.

Under the direction of the Chief Biologist, the incumbent will be responsible for administration and management of the PSC Stock Monitoring program. This generally entails (1) processing, analysis, and interpretation of test fishing and hydroacoustics data collected for Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon management, (2) engaging and negotiating with contracted fishermen, buyers, and other service providers, (3) presenting technical information to international groups of fishermen, scientists, and policy analysts,
and (4) managing a small technical staff and associated program budgets. In executing their duties, the incumbent will liaise regularly with personnel from federal, provincial, state, First Nation, and U.S. tribal agencies on sensitive and technically complex issues.

See full details here: DirectorofStockMonitoring

Or on the website:

Title: 2017 NPAFC Internship Program
Agency: North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salary: $2,500 monthly stipend (up to 6 month term)
Application deadline: March 16, 2017


The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) invites citizens from its member countries (Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and USA) to apply for the NPAFC Internship Program. One intern will be accepted upon approval of the Commission. The intern will work at the NPAFC Secretariat office in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The intern will gain experience and knowledge in operations of the NPAFC and will have the opportunity to test their interest in international governmental organizations, management, fisheries, biology, ecology, and fisheries enforcement. The intern will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and/or his designate. In general, the intern will assist in a variety of tasks, including:
• plan, develop, and complete an individual project in communication, scientific, or administrative areas,
• prepare information for and provide support to special projects,
• assist organizing and editing various NPAFC publications,
• coordinate international cooperative programs and assist Secretariat activities

See full details here: 2017 NPAFC Internship Program Poster

or at the website:

Title: Biology Instructor
Agency: Highline College
Location: Des Moines, WA
Salary: $50,500 – $60,500 Annually
Application deadline: February 17, 2017


TEACHING: Teach courses in animal biology and dependent on the appointee’s expertise, additional courses in introductory cell biology, human anatomy and physiology, and/or microbiology (teaching assignments may include evening/weekend, on-line, hybrid and off-campus sections); advise students in college success strategies, mastery of course content, and developing/monitoring their academic and career plans.

SERVICE: Engage in department, division and college initiatives; participate ins shared governance; promote the college’s values and perform other contracted duties (for example, advising and community outreach) as required.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development.

See more details and apply here:

Title: Fisheries Technician III
Agency: Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Location: Usk, WA
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Application deadline: Open until filled (posted 11 Jan 2017)


The incumbent of this position will work under the direction of the Fisheries Technician IV+ as a journey-level technician with a high level of independence. Duties will include assisting fisheries technicians, biologists, and program managers in data collection and data entry, and conducting fisheries conservation and management protection, monitoring, and enhancement actions.

The Fisheries Technician III will complete diverse work elements including collection of biological data and habitat conditions using established scientific principles and techniques that will guide resource management. Incumbent will assist conservation programs/projects such as fence building, planting vegetation, distributing fish, operating and maintaining equipment, gill netting, trapping, piscicide application, and electrofishing (boat and backpack).

This position is a permanent seasonal or temporary position where the incumbent will likely be required to work long, unusual hours, weekends, and occasionally holidays. This work is primarily performed outdoors and requires lifting, pulling, and hauling in all kinds of weather conditions on variable terrain. The Fisheries Technician III will also provide support to other projects and departments as needed.

See full details here: 2017 Fish Tech III Announcement

Apply on the website here:

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