Posted on May 15, 2017

The New England Fishery Management Council is soliciting the services of an independent contractor to assist in developing and communicating the results of a recent Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) of Atlantic herring acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rules. This is a temporary, three-month position, expected to begin on or around June 1, 2017.

The solicitation notice states, “Effectively communicating MSE output is a recognized challenge. The New England Council is seeking a contractor to help synthesize data and translate MSE results to different audiences.”

The Council is developing a new Atlantic herring ABC control rule for Amendment 8 to the federal Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. The independent contractor is expected to:

  • Draft guidance narrative to help stakeholders and the Council understand how MSE results should be interpreted in general;
  • Develop infographics for the Amendment 8 document and meeting materials;
  • Draft detailed narrative describing MSE results, as well as key summery points and findings with captions and text boxes, either independently or with other MSE analysts;
  • Prepare presentation slides that can be used to summarize results at meetings;
  • Prepare detailed appendices of all results to be included in Amendment 8; and
  • Summarize MSE methods and results for general audiences.

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES: Interested professionals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, current resume or CV, examples of similar work completed for other organizations or publications, and a budget with expected expenses no later than May 30, 2017. Letters of interest and supporting materials should be addressed or emailed to: Deirdre Boelke, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950;

MORE INFORMATION: Further details about the work statement, desired experience and skills, and expected deliverables are outlined in the solicitation notice, which is available at NEFMC Seeks Atlantic Herring MSE Contractor.