The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance is Seeking a Summer Intern to Research Halibut.

The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is seeking a summer intern to assist with halibut research and other fisheries projects beginning mid-May through late August, 2017. The Fishermen’s Alliance is the leading voice for commercial fishermen on Cape Cod, working with more than 120 independent fishing businesses, 300 local fishing families, and 1200 concerned community members. We partner with these fishermen on policy campaigns, scientific research, economic development, and community outreach to build lasting solutions to fisheries problems. Learn more at The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
The fisheries intern will work closely with Fishermen’s Alliance staff, TNC’s MA marine director, collaborating commercial fishermen, and partnering scientists on the first year of the research project “Investigating the stock structure and life history of Atlantic halibut, a Species of Concern off New England”. This work will include managing all aspects of a biological fisheries sampling program with collaborating Cape Cod fishermen, including measuring and weighing fish and their parts, preserving samples, and keeping meticulous records. In addition, the intern will participate in occasional at sea research, conduct background research, create project outreach materials, and assist with federal fisheries policy work. The intern will work with federal agency scientists in Woods Hole on histology and life history; state scientists in Gloucester on ageing; and university collaborators from Massachusetts, Alaska, and Canada on satellite tagging and stock structure investigations. See Sea Blue Company for more posting details and tell them we sent ya!

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