Posted on August 2, 2022

Vacancy Announcement

The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks candidates for the position of Fishery Specialist. This is a highly visible, demanding position. The specialist will assist in the preparation of fishery management plans, which requires a broad range of technical and communications skills.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline for this position is Friday, September 2, 2022.


  • Assist in the preparation of documents, including Environmental Impact Statements for fishery management plans/amendments and other related documents.
  • Compile and objectively analyze fisheries, environmental, biological, socio-economic, or other technical data using appropriate database and statistical analysis software.
  • Prepare meeting summaries and assist in the conduct of public meetings.
  • Develop analyses of fishery management alternatives.
  • Communicate management concepts effectively to decision-makers and the public.
  • Work collaboratively with other fisheries scientists, economists, and social scientists.
  • Conduct other tasks as assigned.


  • Positivity
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Ability to maintain healthy, positive working relationships with colleagues during times of pressure
  • Flexibility in dealing with unanticipated challenges
  • Ability to help manage multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Ability to continuously foster team cohesion and collaboration

Further details about the work environment, professional qualifications, minimum educational requirements, analytical skills, communication skills, and the application process are available in the Vacancy Announcement.