Summer Research Cruise Volunteers needed with NOAA NW Fisheries Science Ctr

NOAA volunteer cruise position flyerWant to go to sea this summer?

We’ve got some spots to fill!

Are you looking for something different this summer?

NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) is looking for a few good scientists to fill out the Wet Lab staff during the 2017 Hake Survey! Sail with us aboard the Bell M. Shimada, an acoustically-quiet NOAA vessel, as we gather data to produce a biomass estimate for the migratory Pacific Hake population.

Do you qualify?

  • Are you a greenhorn (newbie), a salty dog (oldie), or somewhere in between?
  • Can you carry 15 pounds?
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders?
  • Hear a general alarm (hearing aid permitted)?

What do volunteers do?

  • Take biological data from fish (length, weight, age, tissue samples, etc)
  • Deploy, retrieve, and review video from an underwater camera
  • Other duties to fulfill the mission

How to volunteer

Pick a leg (or two, or three!) and contact Alicia Billings @ or 541.867.0507

2017 Tentative Summer Schedule

Leg 1: June 15 – July 1; Newport, OR to San Francisco, CA

Leg 2: July 5 – July 20; San Francisco, CA to Newport, OR

Leg 3: July 23 – August 7; Newport, OR to Port Angeles, WA

Leg 4: August 11 – August 26; Port Angeles, WA to TBD

Leg 5: August 29 – September 12; TBD to Seattle, WA