Seeking Shellfish Biologist for Lummi Nation in Washington State

Title: Shellfish Biologist
Agency: Lummi Natural Resources
Location: Bellingham, WA
Salary: $25.09–28.10 / hr
Application deadline: January 12, 2018


Under the direction of the Fisheries Harvest Manager, the Shellfish Biologist will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing adaptive management strategies for intertidal shellfish populations under current and future environmental conditions, and for increasing the Lummi Natural Resources Department’s (LNR) capacity to monitor and assess shellfish populations within the Lummi Nation’s usual and accustomed fishing grounds and stations. The incumbent will focus primarily on the fishery biology (e.g., life history, distribution, and abundance) of harvestable populations of clams, oysters and mussels, but also the fishery potential of other species, such as the invasive varnish clam. The incumbent will work in coordination with technical, management, and policy level staff from LNR and other agencies (federal, state, and local) to accomplish the department’s goal of increasing tribal members’ opportunities to harvest intertidal shellfish on both reservation and off-reservation beaches. The job will consist of a balance between office and field work. Although the incumbent will focus primarily on intertidal shellfish, work with other shellfish species (e.g., Dungeness crab and spot shrimp) is expected. This is a grant funded position; extension is based on availability of future funding.

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