Interested in Fishery Sustainability, Management and Hands on Marine Biology Work? Become a Fisheries Observer!!
A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline. AIS is recruiting Pelagic Fisheries Observers to work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFCS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.
The primary goals of NOAAs Pelagic Observer Programs are to provide quantitative biological, vessel, and gear-selectivity information for longline fishermen fishing pelagic species such as tuna, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. Observers deploy on commercial longline vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Trinidad, Newfoundland, and Puerto Rico. If you ever wanted to make a difference, this is how.
Commercial fishing dates back hundreds of years. Today commercial fishing continues to be possible due to cooperation between the fishing industry and fisheries scientists like yourself. To facilitate cooperation, fisheries observers collect data pertaining to fishing programs, economics, catch data, and fishing efficiency. Collected data is used to document stock information which is then used to protect the environment and preserve future generations of fish/fishermen. Commit to the journey!