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Oceana Canada is Hiring a Fisheries Analyst to Join our Team in Halifax or Vancouver

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Fisheries Analyst

Preferred location: Halifax, NS or Vancouver, BC

Period: January 9 to August 31, 2023, temporary full-time

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Reports to: Director of Science and Fishery Scientist


Oceana Canada was established as an independent charity in 2015 and is part of the largest international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana Canada has successfully campaigned to end the shark fin trade, make rebuilding depleted fish populations the law, improve the way fisheries are managed and protect marine habitat.

Canada has the longest coastline in the world, with an ocean surface area of 7.1 million square kilometres, or 70 per cent of its landmass. Oceana Canada believes that Canada has a national and global obligation to manage our natural resources responsibly and help ensure a sustainable source of protein for the world’s growing population.

Oceana Canada works with civil society, academics, fishers, Indigenous Peoples and the federal government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health and abundance. By restoring Canada’s oceans, we can strengthen our communities, reap greater economic and nutritional benefits, and protect our future.

Oceana Canada seeks a Fisheries Analyst to play a key role in support of its campaigns. The position requires of strong quantitative research abilities and communication skills. The Analyst will provide new projections assessing fisheries recovery in Canada, using the best available research findings and consultations with experts. The Analyst will also provide science support for developing the 2023 Fishery Audit.

Principal duties and Responsibilities

  1. Produce a report and dataset that describes the rationale for positive biomass trajectories of stocks if Canada implements the rebuilding plans expected by 2025 and if quota decisions are consistent with advice. Estimate the increase in the number and biomass of healthy stocks over different time frames e.g. 5 & 10 years, incorporating vulnerability to climate change.
  2. Synthesize information through literature searches, government reports, management plans and other sources that will be used to update our Fishery Audit in 2023.


  • Graduate level degree in a relevant scientific discipline with practical and relevant experience.
  • Strong knowledge of fisheries science and conservation.
  • Strong quantitative and statistical skills and the ability to interpret, build and analyze large datasets.
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication and research skills required.
  • The successful candidate must be available for full-time work in Canada.

Oceana Canada is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Nova Scotia Accessibility Act, support will be provided in the recruitment process and accommodations for disabilities will be provided on request wherever appropriate.  All offers of employment are conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a criminal background check.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

TO APPLY: Please apply at the link below no later than Monday, December 12, 2022, for the best consideration. Applications will be assessed upon receipt; therefore, we encourage early submission.

Apply Here: Fisheries Analyst


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Oceana Canada seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they once were. Canada has the world's longest coastline and is responsible for 2.76 million square kilometers of ocean. This real estate makes Canada one of the world’s major fishing nations, catching 1.1 million metric tons of fish each year, or 1.6 per cent of the world’s wild fish catch by weight, and consistently ranking within the top 25 fish-producing countries in the world. But even with these high yields, Canadian fisheries are performing below their full potential. Fortunately, we know how to fix things. Science-based fishery management – which establishes science-based catch limits, reduces bycatch and protects habitat — is helping the oceans rebound and recover where it is established. Oceana Canada campaigns for national policies that rebuild fisheries and return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health; reduce the harvesting of depleted fisheries; and avoid impacts to other species. We also work to protect key habitat for fish to breed and grow to maturity. Our campaigns address increasing fisheries management transparency and paving the way to recovery for Canada’s depleted fish populations.

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