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Newlyn Fish Market - Arrivals & Departures

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Vacancy - Fisheries Officer



Fisheries Officer

Starting salary: £23,000 -  £27,200
Based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Closing date: 5pm Wednesday  9th May

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for over 25 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife. MCS engages with individuals, communities, industry and Governments to work towards solutions that will achieve our vision of Seas Fit for Life.
Overfishing is a significant threat to marine biodiversity and many fish stocks are in a state of serious decline, with approximately 85% of global fish stocks fished at or beyond their maximum production. It is important that improvements are made, not only to the way that wild fisheries are managed, but also to the sustainability of how fish are farmed. 
MCS’s aquaculture and fisheries programme is founded upon policy reform and targeted consumer awareness through the www.fishonline.org andwww.goodfishguide.co.uk  websites.  Through stakeholder engagement, research and developing fishery improvement projects the Fisheries Officer will work to influence the retail sector, seafood industry and restaurants to support and develop sustainable fisheries.
This is an ideal opportunity for a self motivated individual with an in-depth understanding of sustainable fisheries and commitment to promote sustainable seafood.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication and project management skills to successfully deliver this role as part of a growing and well-respected charity.

Please apply via our application form. Applications should be in electronic format only (no postal applications) and emailed to:  hr@mcsuk.org  Please enter ‘Application for Fisheries Officer’ as the subject of the email.

Download Job specification (Word doc). Apply via application form (Word doc).