Fisheries Management (LOCAL CANDIDATE ONLY)

Expected Dates
September 9, 2019 to December 22, 2019
Connecticut River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Position ID
September and October work will involve weekly boat electrofishing for juvenile American Shad assessments in river (e.g., gear prep, netting of fish, fish processing in field - length etc., data recording) and processing of retained fish for species, length and weights and other sampling associated data (effort etc.).   Sampling occurs from sunset to later evening (back before 11pm), transitioning  over time with the earlier sunsets.   Fish will be processed the following day.  In addition river herring scales, from spring assessments, that have been mounted on glass slides will be read for spawning marks on projectors.  The intern will be trained in electrofishing safety for survey work and in the interpretation of spawning marks for river herring samples that will be tied to our age data and used to help address important fishery management metrics.  Scale reading and data management of these records will occur between field sampling in September and October and exclusively in the time after that fieldwork concludes.  Good eye hand coordination (netting), attention to detail (data records, lab processing) and physical ability to work on boats will be required. No housing is provided so candidates must have own housing and live within a commutable distance, Amherst/Hadley region. 
  • A few miles north of UMASS Amherst MA, rural setting with college town atmopshere activities. Hiking, fishing, biking, camping opportunities.
  • Electrofishing (boat). Scale reading (spawn marks). Processing of fish for data, data entry. Data software training.
  • All outdoor activities can be enjoyed nearby. There are fields, woods, river and streams, music venues, night life, 5 college area (Amherst and Northampton MA).
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
some experience