Job: Marine Mammal Technical Support Services

Title Marine Mammal Technical Support Services
Agency, Location Silver Springs, MD / Telework
Categories Apply
Job # 14071
Salary Per Experience
The NMFS/IASI implements the international provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Under the MMPA, NMFS/IASI will review the regulatory programs implemented by foreign nations exporting fish to the United States to evaluate how those programs address injury and mortality of marine mammals in commercial fishing, including bycatch and intentional killing. This review will assist in the development of tools to support the calculation of marine mammal abundance or bycatch limits.  As a subcontractor working up to 800 hours to 08/19/2021, he/she will:
  • Review the nations’ submissions of scientific articles that support their marine mammal population abundance estimates or bycatch estimates
  • Undertake a review of the scientific literature to further develop tools to assist nations in the calculation of their population abundance estimates or bycatch limits.
  • Meet with the NMFS/IASI staff to review the available scientific information and existing source file spreadsheet of marine mammal population abundance estimates and bycatch limits and complete the table for species and stocks for which data is lacking.
  • Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in biology and/or natural resource management, preferably living marine resources.
  • 14+ years’ experience in marine biology and/or natural resource management.
  • Knowledge of marine mammal bycatch issues and global fisheries.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
  • Proficiency in one or more non-English languages is preferred but not essential.’


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