Field Biologist/Fisheries Observer

Alaskan Observers, Inc. Published: September 20, 2019
Dutch Harbor, AK
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Scientific /

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~ Alaskan Observers Inc. (AOI) was founded in 1988 with the goal of contributing to the management of fisheries for the benefit of future generations. ~

AOI is the premiere provider of Observers to the National Marine Fisheries Service North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program. 

Position Overview

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity where you can play a critical roll in the conservation and management of fisheries resources? Are you looking for a financially rewarding career that offers independence, adventure and practical experience in field biology? If so, then AOI may have the perfect job for you! We have an immediate need for North Pacific Groundfish Observers to join our team starting 6/3/19 and 7/8/19.

As an at-sea biologist working aboard U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessels, you will gather data essential to the sustainability of fisheries resources in Alaska. Observers live and work aboard commercial fishing vessels operating in the Bering Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, identifying fish species, sampling catches to determine their species composition, making estimates of total catch, and collecting age structures and biological data from target species. Following a paid 3-week training in Seattle, new observers fly up to Dutch Harbor, AK for 70-90 day deployments. Observers are guaranteed subsequent deployment opportunities and salary advances.

Note: Start dates are 12/2/19 and 12/26/2019


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in fisheries biology, marine biology, general biology, zoology, or a related natural science. 
  • Observers must have at least one math class, one statistics class, and coursework requiring dichotomous/taxonomic keys.


  • $4,017 per month to begin, plus room, board, and travel from Seattle to and from job site.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to upload your cover letter and resume to:

Contact Information: 

Rachel Moore
Alaskan Observers, Inc.
130 Nickerson, Suite 206
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 1-888-317-9343

~ It is the policy of Alaskan Observers, Inc. to select the best individuals available for each job opening without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by regulations or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment. ~

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