DESCRIPTION

Conduct directed research and monitoring of recreational fisheries in Northeast/East Central Florida by assisting with new and ongoing marine recreational fishing surveys. Duties will include but are not limited to: Conducting dockside interviews with recreational anglers to gather data on catch rates, effort, gear, and area fished; sampling fish dockside to collect accurate length and weight measurements and biological samples for age, growth, and reproduction; conducting at sea interviews aboard working head boats and charter boats; processing field and laboratory samples following standardized protocols; conducting data entry using personal computers and database software; reviewing data for quality assurance; and participation in public outreach e

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