Fisheries Manager, Japan

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking a motivated, talented Fisheries Manager

Job title: Fisheries Manager
Location: Toyko, Japan
Working hours: 40 hours per week.

Are you passionate about our oceans? Can you represent the MSC program and engage others to support it? If so, you could be the perfect fit for the Marine Stewardship Council.


Who are we?

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners. Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 16% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.


We’re currently looking for a Fisheries Manager who will:

  • be responsible for developing and implementing an outreach strategy for fisheries in Japan. 
  • increase awareness and understanding of the MSC program and the part that the MSC plays in delivering solutions to the environmental challenges of overfishing amongst several stakeholder groups, including industrial and artisanal fisheries, fishing associations, business groups with high fishing activities, governments, scientists and NGOs. 
  • build effective working relationships and secure the support of potential partners and stakeholders; these are the positions’ primary goals.

Who are you?


  • are qualified to degree level or will have equivalent experience in fisheries, marine conservation or a related field;
  • have a strong knowledge of fishery management and several years of experience within the seafood industry, marine conservation or the fishing sector;
  • have strong communication skills;
  • have good interpersonal and influencing skills, evidenced by your ability to cultivate and manage relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, suppliers and collaborators;
  • are conversant in both Japanese and English.

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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020

To apply

Please email a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the role along with your CV/resume (no photos) in both Japanese and English to

Ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”.  Please put "Fisheries Manager - Japan” in the email subject line.

Closing date

Monday 12 October 2020 at 9:00am BST

The MSC aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants, irrespective of background.

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