[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Bycatch Specialist/Fishery Liaison

Jay Litchfield jay at aisobservers.com
Tue Jul 29 05:19:34 PDT 2014

A.I.S., Inc. is recruiting an experienced marine mammal bycatch specialist to function as a fishery liaison for the Southeast Region (from North Carolina to and including Florida.  Job duties include but are not limited to the following:  (1)facilitate two-way communication with commercial fishermen and NOAA personnel; (2) conduct outreach on current management measures; and (3) contribute to the take reduction plans' effectiveness.

The period of employment starts on or about September 30, 2104 and extends to September 29, 2015 with the possibility of extensions for up to 4 additional 12 month periods.  Candidates will be selected based on their experience with the commercial fishing industry, marine mammal bycatch issues, wide range of fishing industry communication and ability to travel on a regular basis.

At a minimum, candidates should have the following:

1.       A minimum of three years past experience working with the current commercial fishing industry on marine mammal bycatch issues from North Carolina through the east coast of Florida;

2.       Ability and availability to travel regularly to conduct work specified in this requirement;

3.       Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current commercial fisheries and marine mammal fishery interactions from North Carolina through the east coast of Florida;

4.       Demonstrated knowledge of current Take Reduction Plans implemented along the Atlantic Coast.

Pay will be commensurate with experience.  Travel expenses to and from home of record will be reimbursable.  Home of record shall be within 100 miles of St. Petersburg, FL.
Please click the following link ( http://goo.gl/BD5NbL  ) to submit an updated resume reflecting experience listed above, 5 references (name, e-mail address and phone number), and credentials no later than August 13, 2014.

For more information or questions, call (617)276-6584 or email (michelef at aisobservers.com) Michele Finn, A.I.S., Inc. Gulf of Mexico Operations Manager.
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