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CLOSED: Director, Collaborative Fisheries Research Organization RFP

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The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) seeks a skilled, creative, and ambitious contractor to serve as the Director of a newly created Collaborative Fisheries Research (CFR) organization. The CFR organization is a partnership between PSMFC, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) and the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC).
The CFR organization will be a venue for commercial and recreational fishermen, academic scientists, coastal managers, tribes, non-governmental organizations, and funders to come together to prioritize and provide grant funding to support existing and emerging fisheries management and ecosystem evaluation data needs. The intent of the collaborative projects is to form fishermen/scientific/management partnerships that will collect data necessary to the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), the Fish and Game Commission (Commission), the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the OPC.

The Director will work to establish the CFR organization that will support and coordinate collaborative research projects and programs throughout California, with the possibility of expanding throughout the West Coast in the future. The Director will undertake extensive outreach to develop and foster new partnerships, identify program priorities and seek new funding sources. The position provides a unique opportunity to play a leadership role and pioneer innovative approaches in fisheries research and local and regional management.

Original posting date: 2.4.2010

Download RFP Feb. 4, 2010 alt text