Illegal Fishing and Transparency Fellow - Oceana USA

Illegal Fishing and Transparency Fellow

Do you want to use your passion for conservation to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Do you want to help fight illegal fishing and expand transparency of fishing around the world? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.

We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.

The Illegal Fishing and Transparency Fellow will use science, policy, communications, legal and grassroots skills to support Oceana’s campaign to end illegal fishing and increase transparency of commercial fishing. The ideal candidate will have strong time management and communication skills; experience collaborating with groups; and have some working understanding of fisheries management and/or conservation policies. This position is an exciting opportunity to support advocacy campaigns to protect our oceans.

The fellow is an important member of the illegal fishing and transparency team. They will conduct research and maintain a working knowledge of the ocean issues and seafood transparency policies, produce reports and factsheets, and work with Oceana offices around the world.

Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.

Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday.