Fisheries Standard Manager

Reporting to a Senior Fisheries Standard Manager, this post is within the Fisheries team of the Science and Standards department.

Job Title: Fisheries Standard Manager
Location: London or other European MSC office
Working Hours: Full time

The role has a particular focus on the MSC's tuna strategy and technical work related to Principle 1 of the Fisheries Standard. As a member of the team, you will primarily focus on:

  • Management of a portfolio of fisheries in the programme and oversight of their assessment – this portfolio will focus predominantly on tuna fisheries
  • Review and development of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and Fisheries Certification Process, with a focus on work related to Principle 1
  • Implementation and evaluation of the internal policies and procedures that support the team’s functions.

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly motivated individual with experience that demonstrates the progressive development of your skills.  You will have experience in the development, implementation or review of harvest strategies, harvest control rules, stock assessment and/or fisheries information. Practical experience with fisheries for tuna or other highly migratory species, policy development and sustainability standards are highly desirable. 

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, preferred work location, and details of your right to work in the country of your preferred location; 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 Standard Manager.

Closing date

Monday 15 February 2021, 9am GMT

The MSC is committed to flexible working. All MSC’s UK 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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