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Fisheries Liaison - Offshore Wind

Posted 35 days ago
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New York, United StatesContract
Salary: CompetitiveSectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-7322

Role

  • Lead communication between Client and fishing community representatives to ensure timely distribution of information between groups and promote transparent and frequent information sharing.
  • Develop & Execute plans for external engagement and direct communication with fishermen, fishing communities and related fishing businesses including extensive regional travel with a focus on:
  • gathering fishing-related inputs and information focused on strategies and best management practices for Client that support the coexistence of advancing offshore wind project development and fishing co-existence.;
  • ensuring timely distribution of information between groups and promote transparent and frequent information sharing. develop efforts to include the fishing community in the Clients  on-water activities.
  • Develop strategies and creative solutions to mitigate potential adverse project construction and operations impacts given fisheries-related stakeholder input and knowledge of local fisheries.
  • Identify, attend and represent Client at open houses, conferences, trade shows, and other events that will enhance the project’s dialogue with mariner and fishing communities.
  • Report to the NYC project office and travel regularly across New York, New Jersey, and other states to engage with the fishing community and related stakeholders.
  • Maintain all records of engagement, meetings, and other events for reporting to state and federal authorities.

 
Required

  • Demonstrated experience, minimum 10 years preferred but 5+ years considered, in issues related to commercial and recreational fishing and a deep understanding of commercial fishing methods, gear, industry challenges, and regulatory management processes. , or
  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries management/science, biology, marine science/oceanography, or marine environment/conservation preferred but not necessary if candidate can demonstrate equitable fishing and/or fisheries management experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with industry representatives and fishing groups, including writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in speech and in writing.
  • Ability to review regulations, scientific studies, formal research, and other fisheries materials to inform fishing related outreach, strategies, planning, and answer questions about fisheries interactions.
  • Must have experience in fishing industry in NJ and NY with NJ experience prioritized
  • Knowledge and/or experience with state and federal rules and regulations relating to marine resources and fisheries management.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the development of offshore wind projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain relationships with key stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with industry representatives and fishing groups, including writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in speech and in writing.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to work independently, multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite especially Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint preferred.

 
Location 

  • NYC – 3 days in NYC office/2 days remote

Duration

  • Min 12 month contract
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