Fishery Improvement Project Analyst

Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Use link to answer questions and upload resume and cover letter
Where to Apply

FishChoice was founded in 2008 with a mission to create solutions that accelerate sustainability in the global seafood industry. To date they have focused on using technology to help seafood companies, in all sectors of the supply chain, source, and buy sustainable seafood. They are a small team of passionate, creative humans driven to protect the ocean and the people that rely on it.

FishChoice is currently hiring a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) Analyst to join the FisheryProgress FIP review team. They are looking for candidates with a passion for environmental sustainability and/or social responsibility, a keen attention to detail, and exposure to fisheries, natural resource economics and/or the seafood industry.

FisheryProgress, a program of FishChoice, is a one-stop shop for reliable information about the progress of FIPs all around the world, so that companies can use their buying power to reward progress and encourage improvement. The vast majority of FIPs actively use FisheryProgress as a vehicle for public reporting on their status and progress toward environmental and social sustainability.

The FIP Analyst ensures the highest quality of FIP reviews to support FIP implementers who use the FisheryProgress website. They are a member of the FIP review team led by the FisheryProgress Program Manager and supported by the Social Responsibility Manager. The main goal of the FIP review team is to ensure that the information on FisheryProgress is consistent, accurate, and backed up by documentation and evidence, as outlined in the Conservation Alliance’s Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects. Roughly half of the analyst’s time is spent working one-on-one with project implementers from all around the world in order to improve the quality and consistency of progress reporting. The other half of the analyst’s time is dedicated to supporting the projects, systems, and processes that are necessary to ensure the success of FisheryProgress and its stakeholders, including FIP implementers, seafood buyers, non-governmental organizations, and others. The person in this position will play a significant role in shaping the application of global best practices in FIP environmental and social reporting.

They seek candidates with a combination of relevant work experience and education who can successfully perform the responsibilities outlined below.

Job Responsibilities:
Review documentation related to the initial launch of a FIP and subsequent progress reporting, including:
FIP profile information (i.e., objectives, species, gear type(s), location, volume, etc.), assessments (i.e., Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) pre-assessments and social risk assessments, etc.) and workplans (i.e., scoping documents, environmental and social workplans, etc.) for validity and alignment.
Information provided to demonstrate progress in implementing actions outlined in workplans, confirming that evidence is accurate, meets quality standards, and supports the results proposed by the FIP implementer.
Information provided on environmental and social indicator scoring changes, determining if any score changes are legitimate and backed up with credible evidence.
Provide customer service to and build positive, productive relationships with FIP implementers.
Act as a resource for FIP implementers by providing guidance and feedback in order to help ensure that all data are accurate and to address any problems or red flags with submitted materials. This may include conducting webinars, in-person and online trainings/presentations, 1:1 coaching sessions, etc.
Assist with development, implementation, evaluation, and innovation of/on/for FisheryProgress. FisheryProgress is constantly evolving and upgrading, and requires feedback and testing on a regular basis.
Lead specific projects that help increase impact and improve the site for users and FIP implementers. Examples projects include developing a database of social and environmental consultants eligible to support FIPs, conducting research on local trade and labor unions in key FIP regions, supporting revision of the FisheryProgress Review Guidelines or Human Rights and Social Responsibility Policy, developing new training and drafting new guidance, supporting organizational knowledge management.
Skills, experience, knowledge, and traits:

Expertise/experience with the Marine Stewardship Council standard and/or other environmental or social standards
Basic knowledge of fisheries or marine science, fisheries management, natural resources policy, and/or social responsibility in fisheries
Experience working with people from other countries, cultures, and languages
Highly organized and demonstrates exemplary attention to detail
Commitment to accuracy, quality control, and providing superior support
Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, including experience successfully navigating delicate situations
Excellent professional writing, editing and research skills
Proactive with a problem-solving mentality
Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Willingness to travel within the US and internationally several times a year, and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including accomodating different time zones
Ability to work on a small team and across organizational teams to achieve organizational goals

Experience with fishery improvement projects and/or supporting improvements in the environmental and social performance of fisheries
Experience working with technology in order to manage website content and site users
Demonstrated success with project management, including identifying a goal, creating a and implementing a project plan, conducting evaluation & adaptation, and achieving measurable results
Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, Mandarin, or Bahasa Indonesia
The Details
The annual salary range for this position is $65-70,000. Benefits & perks include:

Fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employees
They contribute 4% of your salary toward your 401(k)
Unlimited vacation, sick, and personal leave, including 12 weeks paid parental leave
Flexible working hours and a commitment to work-life balance
Monthly wellness benefit
Professional development stipend
Home office stipend
An enthusiastic, supportive, and collaborative team!
This is a full-time, remote position based in the U.S. International candidates will be considered as contractors. FishChoice is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado and they have teammates in California, Oregon, and Illinois.

Interested in joining us? They welcome candidates who have the necessary skills and are still learning and growing. Please apply using this form. There are a set of questions to answer and fields to upload your resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted through August 20, 2021. If you have questions, please contact

FishChoice is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. They serve customers all over the world and strive to reflect that diversity in their own organization. They value a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and they strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds. They recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About FishChoice:
At FishChoice, they believe that a thriving and sustainable seafood industry is possible. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, FishChoice is a 501(c)(3) environmental non-profit that creates technology-based solutions to help commercial seafood buyers and suppliers easily wade through the vast amount of environmental data at their disposal, allowing them to make informed sustainable purchasing decisions. FishChoice partners with the leading environmental organizations in their field, and over six hundred seafood companies, to help determine the most sustainable seafood products on the market today.

To achieve their mission, they operate two major industry-facing websites:​ – Launched in 2009, the FishChoice platform is the industry-leading website and resource for seafood transparency, empowering businesses to analyze and promote their sustainability initiatives and products to staff, clients, and potential new customers.​ – Launched in 2016, is the one-stop-shop for reliable information about fishery improvement project (FIP) progress. With over 95% of global FIPs reporting on their website, FisheryProgress makes verified FIP progress information accessible for hundreds of industry and NGO users, making sourcing from FIPs easy.