Job: Field Biologist/Fisheries Observer

Title Field Biologist/Fisheries Observer
Agency, Location Alaskan Observers, Inc./ Dutch Harbor, AK & Seattle, WA
Categories Apply
Job # 14075
Salary $4,263.90 per month to begin, room & board, travel to/from work site.
Start Date January 2021 & Beyond

Observers live and work aboard domestic commercial fishing vessels, gathering data crucial to the conservation & management of Alaska’s Groundfish fishery.  Observers go into the field for 70-90 day deployments based out of Dutch Harbor, AK.

Fisheries observing is a challenging and unique position. Gathering, sorting, and weighing a sample at sea is physically demanding.  Observers and fisherman have different objectives at sea and diplomacy is required.


A Bachelor’s in a natural science, 30 semester hours in biology, a college course in both math and statistics, and a college course using dichotomous keys.


To apply submit the online application:  Additionally, email a resume and transcripts to Samantha Chicos, AOI Recruitment Coordinator, [email protected].