Native Fishery Observer Program – July 27 – August 14, 2015

May 27, 2015

Alu Like, Inc. Looking for Participants for the Native Fishery Observer Program – July 27 – August 14, 2015

We are currently recruiting for a new cohort of observer trainees to participate in the July 27 – August 14, 2015 Native Fishery Observer Program training course. This training is non-paid, and will be limited to eight participants. Upon completion of this training, applicants will still need to interview for acceptance into the federal Certification Course (August 24 – September 14, 2015). Successful completion of both courses is required before an offer of employment.

The observer program is responsible for fielding longline observers to obtain data on incidental sea turtle take and collect fishing effort data. The data collected by observers includes basic biological information from target & non-target species, catch & discard rates, fishing gear descriptions, catch & interaction rates of sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals, sightings of protected species and the collection of samples & specimens from selected species.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Clearance on State and Federal background checks
  • Minimum of 12th grade proficiency on reading and math tests
  • Pass a physical fitness exam and drug screen upon acceptance
  • Native Hawaiian, Native American, Native Alaska Indian, Pacific Islander (Born within the western Pacific Islands) are encouraged to apply, however all ethnicities are eligible to apply
  • A desire to make a difference in the stewardship of our ocean resources

If you know someone who might be interested in pursuing a career as a longline observer, please have them contact me at (808) 535-1310 or Our first Information Session will be held next week, so contact me for more information and to reserve a spot!

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