Going to Alaska!

Here is my new job:

The Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division (FMA) monitors groundfish fishing activities in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Alaska and conducts research associated with sampling commercial fishery catches, estimation of catch and bycatch mortality, and analysis of fishery-dependent data. The Division is responsible for training, briefing, debriefing and oversight of observers who collect catch data onboard fishing vessels and at onshore processing plants and for quality control/quality assurance of the data provided by these observers. Division staff process data and make it available to the Sustainable Fisheries Division of the Alaska Regional Office for quota monitoring and to scientists in other AFSC divisions for stock assessment, ecosystem investigations, and an array of research investigations.

I am leaving in a week for Alaska. I have a 3 week training program and then I am out to sea for up to 90 days. More info here. Leave comments below!

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6 thoughts on “Going to Alaska!

  1. So cool Rory!!! I’m excited for you! Take every piece of warm clothing you have – even during the summer it’s COLD on the water!!! Have fun and keep us posted when you can!! 🙂

  2. HOLY FUCKING SHITOS BATMAN!!! This is perfect for you. please don’t die or get entangled with surly alcoholic fishing boat captains.

    • Oh, I hope he gets entangled with surly alcoholic fishing boat captains! He could teach them a thing or two about deviant behavior.

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