Pelagic Fishery Biologist, American Samoa

Emmanuel COUTURES manu at
Fri Sep 27 14:23:36 EDT 2002

Application Deadline: October 11, 2002

General Description

The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) is recruiting a
pelagic fisheries biologist to give oversight on all aspects of the
Samoan Pelagic Fishery. The successful applicant will manage existing
projects and initiate new research on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)
recreational & subsistence fisheries.

Main Responsibilities:

· Pelagic Data Management.
· Pelagic Research.
· FAD Research.
· Baseline studies of Recreational and Subsistence fishery.
· Supervise staff.
· Write proposals, progress reports and a final report analyzing data,
formulating recommendations for further management.
· Represent DMWR at national, regional and international technical
where appropriate.
· Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Biologist.

Minimum Qualifications

· MSc. from accredited institution(s) with a major in Fisheries Science
and/or Management, Marine Biology, Marine Resource Science/Management.
· Experience of 2 or more years working in tropical pelagic fisheries
with a
good understanding of commercial operations.
· Demonstrated competency at statistical analyses techniques.
· Computer and data base management.
· Good communication and writing skills are essential.
· Driving license
· Seagoing experience an advantage


Starting at $28,000 p.a. Two-year contract, renewable by mutual consent.
Travel expenses and shipment of effects.  Annual and sick leave
at 8 hours and 4 hours respectively every 2-week pay period.  Subsidized
housing (80% subsidy) on rental of a government house.  Subsidized


Mail, fax or email c.v., publication list and contact details for 3
references and a covering letter addressing the qualifications and
responsibilities indicated above to:

Ray Tulafono, Director
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
P.O. Box 3730
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Fax: (684) 633-5944

Email applications may be routed via Emmanuel COUTURES at:
manu at

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