Posted on June 14, 2021

Vacancy Announcement

The New England Fishery Management Council seeks candidates for the position of Fishery Specialist with experience in economics. 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.


  • Assist in the preparation of documents, including Environmental Impact Statements for fishery management plans/amendments and other related documents.
  • Compile and 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 economic analyses of fishery management alternatives, including benefit/cost analyses or analyses of cost-effectiveness.
  • Communicate economic concepts effectively to decision-makers and the public.
  • Work collaboratively with other fisheries scientists, economists, and social scientists.
  • Conduct other tasks as assigned.

The application deadline is August 6, 2021, which is an extension from the initial deadline of July 6, 2021. Details are available in the vacancy announcement.