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NCSG Seeks Marine Aquaculture Specialist


Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,
Jack Thigpen, 919-515-3012,

Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014

North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking a marine aquaculture extension specialist to be based in Morehead City. Duties include:

  • Develop extension programming related to marine shellfish and finfish aquaculture at the local, state and regional levels, so as to advance a safe, secure and sustainable supply to meet increasing public seafood demand.
  • Support new market initiatives including business development and enhancing existing business profitability, while conserving natural resources and strengthening coastal communities.
  • Initiate and nurture partnerships with federal, state and local agencies to develop a coordinated approach to serving these specific clientele groups and the general public.
  • Increase the demand and identify new market channels for North Carolina marine aquaculture products.

The position requires a master’s degree or equivalent experience in biological sciences or related natural resource field; experience in securing external funding for marine aquaculture-related applied research projects; and experience in developing productive partnerships and collaborations among marine aquaculture producers, seafood dealers and processors and consumers. Practical experience supporting commercial marine aquaculture industry development and technology transfer to the industry is preferred.

North Carolina Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities. An interinstitutional program of the University of North Carolina system, the program optimizes the environmental, social and economic potential of the state, while maintaining long-term viability of coastal and marine resources, by funding high-quality research, extension and education programming and related communications efforts.

All applications must be submitted online. Details and instructions:

North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast