Job Listings

Listed below are the current openings for ASMFC and its member states. All ASMFC correspondence should include cover letter and resume and emailed to Please be sure to include the vacancy announcement number in your correspondence. Resumes will be reviewed when received, and ASMFC will follow up with qualified candidates.

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  • ASMFC Seeks Proposals for Shellfish Aquaculture Consortia Projects: Proposals Due March 15, 2019

    Post Date: Feb 04, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is seeking proposals to form regionally focused research consortia that will address critical research needs surrounding shellfish aquaculture. While oysters are a priority species, proposals for any shellfish species will be accepted.

    For FY19, Congressional funds are available to support ongoing research for off-bottom shellfish production in coastal areas.  Research should focus on shellfish genetics, disease, seed production and transport, environmental interactions and impacts, regulatory challenges, and socioeconomic modeling.  Additionally, regional partnerships are encouraged to classify and preserve natural genetic variation in shellfish. 

    NOAA Fisheries, through the Commission, is making $880,000 available for the funding period of August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. The Commission plans to award funding to support up to two consortia that can justify and demonstrate the greatest collaborative efforts with various investigators and stakeholders. Any consortium seeking support for this period must submit, as a single file, an electronic proposal by email no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 15, 2019. Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for complete proposal details, qualifying requirements, and submission instructions. The RFP is available at

    The Gulf and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commissions have also issued similar RFPs seeking consortia proposals relevant to their respective regions.

    Dr. Louis Daniel at or 252.342.1478

  • Fishery Management Plan Coordinator

    Post Date: Feb 13, 2019

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fishery Management Plan Coordinator. As Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for development and coordination of Commission fishery management plans. The incumbent is required to organize technical committees, advisory panels, and management board meetings, as well as stock assessment workshops; facilitate meetings to foster consensus building; integrate workshop, committee findings, and board decisions into fisheries management plans; and disseminate information through written reports and presentations. This position requires working under tight timelines as well as integrating a number of complex and controversial issues to address complex policy issues. The attached position description contains more detailed information about this position. The Commission's website ( will provide comprehensive information about its activities.

    The position is based out of the Arlington, Virginia office of the Commission and will require frequent overnight travel, primarily along the Atlantic coast. The incumbent reports to the Director of the Interstate Fisheries Management Program.

    Qualifications: Applicants must have a graduate degree in fisheries management/environmental policy, marine biology, or a related field. Interdisciplinary preparation for fisheries management, knowledge of fisheries stock assessment methods, and experience with developing policy or position statements should be demonstrated. Applicants should have proven written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrate coordination, facilitation, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

    Application Process: Please email a resume and cover letter referencing the vacancy number (19-001) to Laura Leach, Director of Finance and Administration, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street; Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201 ( by the closing date of March 11, 2019. The vacancy number (19-001) must be identified in the subject line.



  • US Oceans Manager, The Pew Chaitable Trusts

    Post Date: Jan 29, 2019

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is seeking qualified applicants for the position of US Oceans Manager. The manager will be responsible for overseeing implementation of coastal habitat conservation initiatives in the U.S. Caribbean, and leading work with managers and stakeholders to establish an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in federal waters of the region. They will focus on advancing Pew's project goals in the regions with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PR DNER), the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other decision-making bodies. The manager will report to the project director, U.S. oceans and be based in Puerto Rico.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree required, advance degree preferred.
    • At least eight years of specialized experience in the field gained through professional education, training and professional experience, preferably in advocacy and campaign management.
    • Minimum of two plus years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
    • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
    • Spanish and English language proficiency, written and spoken. 
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them.

    For more information or to apply go here.