Could you tell us a little about your job? I know your bio says marine biologist but what exactly does that entail??
I’m still in the month-long training process but my job will be accompanying commercial fishing vessels out to sea and sampling their hauls for species composition, documenting take of protected species (marine mammals, seabirds, turtles, etc.) and collecting fishing effort data for NMFS! Essentially I’ll function as boots on the ground collecting important conservation data that will be used to monitor fisheries resources.