A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline. AIS needs a Shellfish Researcher to support the development of NOAA Fisheries Nearshore Calculator to account for ecosystem effects of shellfish aquaculture in Puget Sound. Primary Function: In Washington state, there are over 250 shellfish farms across over 700 sites, most of which are located in Puget Sound. A priority in Puget Sound is the conservation of nearshore habitat which makes up valuable habitat for the regionís salmonids and overlaps in some places with shellfish

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