The Safina Center

Peregrine Falcon.Peregrine Falcon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina



The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) is looking for a seafood analyst to conduct research on fish/shellfish species and to write seafood recommendation reports. Our seafood recommendation reports are published on our website so consumers can make informed and educated decisions when purchasing seafood. Our seafood recommendations are also used by our partner Whole Foods Market, as well as other retailers, NGOs and chefs.

This is a 32 hour per week contract position that pays $20/hr. The analyst can work remotely (but must be a U.S. resident) or based at our SoMAS office in Nassau Hall on the Stony Brook University campus.

Primary duties:

  • Research and interpret fisheries information from scientific literature, technical reports, fishery management plans, etc.
  • Analyze information according to internally established criteria for evaluating fisheries.
  • Write reports based on research and
  • Rate species using quantitative scoring system and web-based assessment procedure.
  • Create educational PowerPoint presentations on final seafood recommendations and present them via webinar.


  • A master’s degree in the marine science or conservation fields, preferably with a focus in fisheries, or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of fisheries issues and how fisheries are assessed and managed.
  • Experienced researcher, attention to detail.
  • Excellent writer, capable of synthesizing scientific information so that it can be understood by the general public.

If interested, please send resume, two writing samples, and three references to Elizabeth Brown at [email protected].

The Safina Center is a marine conservation nonprofit organization based at Stony Brook University in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The Safina Center was founded in 2003 by Dr. Carl Safina, a pioneer of ocean conservation, who brought ocean issues into the conservation mainstream –