IUU fishing/Fisheries management contractor

Sustainable Fisheries

Sustainable Fisheries

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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

IUU fishing/Fisheries management contractor (full-time, remote) (location preference for United States Eastern Time)

Founded in 2006, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is a marine conservation organization working toward a world where the oceans are healthy, all seafood is produced sustainably, and everyone has access to sustainable seafood. We leverage the power of seafood buyers and retailers in every part of the seafood supply chain to rebuild depleted fish stocks, reduce the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming, address social issues in fishing, and advance economic opportunities for fishers and their communities. Our Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs) allow seafood suppliers to work together in a pre-competitive environment to promote and support improvements in fishery and aquaculture practices, management, and policy. Visit us at www.sustainablefish.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

If you have a broad command of fisheries management and experience related to IUU fishing through research, analysis, data collection, management, and/or enforcement, this position will empower you to contribute in a meaningful way and make a difference in important ocean conservation efforts. SFP is looking for someone whose experience and personal values and interests align with our mission. We embrace our inclusive culture and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

SFP is expanding the scope of its efforts to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing globally and systematically. The organization has recently received multi-year funding to support this work. Specifically, SFP will raise the profile of IUU risks and evidence to seafood supply chains by collecting and analyzing more available data related to IUU fishing. To help address this issue, technologies such as electronic monitoring have improved, reduced in cost, and have been adapted to target IUU fishing. SFP’s aim is to establish connections between the private (i.e., seafood industry) and public (i.e., fisheries regulators) sectors to work together to strengthen the fight against IUU fishing.

Consultant will provide SFP services across a range of IUU projects on a relatively tight time schedule. Services will include the following:

  1. IUU scores research and development
    a. Assist SFP’s FishSource team to develop a methodology for evaluating fisheries using new IUU fishing scores

    b. Assist the FishSource team in writing the final draft of the methodology and guidance for analysts to evaluate fisheries using the new scores

  1. Electronic monitoring (EM) report research and writing
    a. Lead project management for finalizing a report on how electronic monitoring (EM) should be used to fight IUU fishing

    b. Assist the Global Policy Director in researching and writing sections of the draft report

    c. Compile feedback on the draft from at least five internal (SFP) and five external stakeholders

    d. Assist the Global Policy Director in writing and publication of a final report for applying EM to fight IUU fishing

  1. Regulators and seafood industry convening planning
    a. Assist the Global Policy Director in conducting an in-person convening of seafood executives and fisheries regulators in September 2024, including:
    i. Organizing logistics of the convening
    ii. Preparing materials in advance and for the convening
    iii. Participating in the convening by carrying out tasks related to logistics, note-taking, and assisting the facilitator

This is a full-time consultancy. The anticipated start date is 12 February 2024. Approximately 8-month contract.

Fixed consulting fee (negotiable)


  • Master’s degree in fisheries management or related field (or a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum additional 2 years’ experience)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in policy, implementation, research, or evaluation of addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing or related fisheries management, control, surveillance, and enforcement (MCSE)
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to coordinate concurrent projects
  • Excellent communication skills in English (speaking, reading and writing), including ability to present complex issues effective to industry audiences and to be persuasive and credible
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships of trust and influence with industry and government/regulator audiences
  • Ability to work comfortably and effectively in a mostly or fully online environment
  • Cultural awareness to work and communicate effectively with diverse colleagues and stakeholders
  • Scheduling flexibility to facilitate interactions with globally dispersed colleagues and stakeholders

If you think this consultancy would benefit from your skillset and background, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t think you’re the “perfect fit.” This position is part of a highly diverse team, and we are always looking for new talent to contribute from unique or under-represented perspectives. As an equal-opportunity employer, SFP encourages candidates of all ages, races, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, religions, physical abilities, and other diverse attributes to apply.

The deadline is 26 January 2024. All inquiries will be kept in the strictest confidence. Qualified candidates should select the link below to apply:


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