Fisheries Outreach Manager, Western US

We’re looking for a person in the western US coast region to fill a Fishery Outreach role with the US fishery team at the MSC.

Job Title: Fisheries Outreach Manager, Western US
Location: Seattle, Washington
Working Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Reporting to the Senior Fisheries Manager, the successful candidate will contribute to the retention and servicing of western US fisheries by focusing on delivering core elements of the MSC Value Proposition to existing fishery partners.  You will have knowledge of, and connections to, the fishing industry and commercial sectors in the western US region.  You’ll maintain relationships with existing MSC fishery partners and stakeholders and work closely with the US fishery and commercial teams in assisting with the delivery of program credibility, effectiveness and the MSC mission.

Who are You?


  • Be degree educated in fisheries or marine conservation biology, natural resources or environmental management,
  • Preferably have prior knowledge or experience of third-party certification programs and experience in sustainability programs is highly desired, 
  • Have an understanding of resource sustainability issues, specifically the fisheries and seafood industry of the western US region,
  • Have experience working with partners in fisheries management, research, policy, and/or capture fisheries.

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 programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the market place, 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 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme 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. 
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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020

To apply

Please email the following information to

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations; and
  • A copy of your current CV.

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. The subject of your email should read:  Fisheries Outreach Manager, Western US.

Closing date

26 March 2021 by 9 am PST.  Anticipated work start date is May 2021.

The MSC is committed to flexible working. All MSC’s US employees are currently working remotely, and we would expect to continue to offer flexibility as restrictions are lifted.

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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