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Seasonal At-Sea Fisheries Technician

Coonamessett Farm Foundation

Coonamessett Farm Foundation located in East Falmouth, MA is seeking a Seasonal Fisheries Technician to support our Atlantic sea scallop research programs. This position requires a combination of mandatory sea-time, offshore aboard commercial fishing vessels and office related work.

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Ability to work offshore on the northwest Atlantic Ocean ~10 days a month (May through August, Total of 25-30 sea days completed by the end of the contract.)

Ability to work independently and as a member of a scientific crew aboard fishing vessels engaged in several of the following survey programs operating May through August:

  • Loggerhead sea turtle tagging
  • Scallop Enhancement and Georges Bank Seasonal Dredge Survey
  • HabCam sea scallop surveys
  • Sample catches at sea, collect lengths and biological samples from finfish and bivalves
  • Use of computer software to annotate still images while underway at sea and in the office
  • Complete safety gear and equipment inventories
  • Assist Principal Investigators and Sea-Going Technicians as needed


  • Experience identifying marine species and knowledge of marine fisheries survey techniques
  • Strong interest in fisheries research, marine ecosystems, and sustainable fishing practices
  • Field sampling and data collection experience
  • Ability to work long hours in sometimes cramped living quarters aboard commercial fishing vessels chartered to complete trip durations exceeding 5 days at sea without access to a wifi signal or cellular service

Begin Date: May 17, 2023 End Date: Aug. 17, 2023

Applications accepted Nov. 15, 2022 through Feb. 15, 2023

Pay: $19/hr & $150.00 per sea-day (Housing not provided)

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