Frank Orth & Associates (FOA) is accepting applications for qualified Fishery Observers to participate in the West Coast Region Fisheries Observer Program. FOA is under contract with the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Region (NMFS) to provide biologists serving as observers on board commercial fishing vessels participating in drift gillnet, buoy gear, pelagic longline and other fisheries off the California and Oregon coasts through January 2025. The training for these positions will be May 28-June 14 in Long Beach, CA to serve as observers aboard vessels targeting swordfish, sharks, and tuna. The position requires working and living aboard commercial fishing vessels 40-100 feet in length for 1-30 days at a time and travel to a variety of ports in California and Oregon,

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