Fisheries Biologist Resume Samples

A Fisheries Biologist studies the ecosystems and fishes for various research purposes such as natural habitats, fish behavior, and understanding diseases. Key responsibilities are listed on the Fisheries Biologist Resume as – gathering information and summarizing the details of biological data, collecting samples, studying and researching to develop plans for fisheries management, developing plans to ensure that the existing fisheries and habitat will be preserved, conducting field examinations, and experiments; approving and disapproving the permits of land, and implementing proposed plans of action, and examine the general life and health of the fish.

A deep interest in studying aquatic life and a scientific mindset is essential. Good observation and researching skills along with communication skills and excellent interpersonal are also equally important. Strong writing skills to document the conclusions and the ability to strive to preserve the aquatic life is also needed. The best way to enter the field is to take a bachelor’s degree in fisheries management, aquatic science, marine science, or biology. Possessing a master’s degree will be of great help as well.

 

Fisheries Biologist Resume example

Fisheries Biologist Resume

Objective : Managing multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others, Responding to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities.

Skills : GPS, GIS, Field Research, Laboratory Analysis, FISH, PCR, qPCR, VHF Tagging, Technical/Scientific Writing, Oral Presentation, Diving, Research Diving.

Description :

    1. Novel approaches were used in developing a mitigation strategy for hydropower operations while dam removal options were explored.
    2. Served as agency lead in the development of the companion Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project, a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
    3. Served as agency lead in the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the HCP, meeting NEPA requirements.
    4. Served as agency leader in the implementation of the Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO) multi-species HCP and lead technical representative for PALCO's watershed analysis process to develop science-based timber management strategies.
    5. Supervised technicians in the field, operate small watercrafts and maintain field equipment.
    6. Contributed to Resource Management Plans for three BLM field offices.
    7. Viewed obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED


Fisheries Biologist Resume

Objective : Seeking a Fisheries Biologist position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Animal Keeping, Fish Bonitation.

Description :

    1. Counted/weighed/sorted fish.
    2. Cold and warm water fish handling.
    3. Checked and maintained out-migrant traps for juvenile salmonids.
    4. Assisted in surveying long-term channel monitoring reaches.
    5. Conducted snorkel and electrofishing surveys for juvenile salmonids.
    6. Maintained legible, accurate notes.
    7. Entered field data in hand-held data collection devices and in a variety of computer databases.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        2-5 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        MS


                        Fisheries Biologist Resume

                        Objective : Prioritizing workload in order of importance, Reliably following through with job assignments, Learning, applying, and retaining new methods and information, and also Creating in solving problems.

                        Skills : Lead Man, Hands-on and proactive, GIS, Mechanical/Electrical troubleshooting.

                        Description :

                          1. Assisted Fisheries Management Biologist with a wide variety of fisheries management activities on lakes and streams, including sample fish and other aquatic organisms, survey fish habitat, complete data collection, entry, analysis, and review and apply information managing fish populations.
                          2. Assisted hatchery staff with all fish culture activities that include: feeding, cleaning, and taking measurements in fish production tanks, inventory samplings, loading, transferring, or stocking fish, and water quality monitoring.
                          3. Performed groundskeeping activities including mowing and weed eating, food plot management, and trail maintenance.
                          4. Developed and established interactive skills with diverse audiences from across the nation (between 1,000 and 1,200 people a day) that visit the hatchery, and answer visitor questions about the forest, fish, and wildlife resources in Missouri.
                          5. Developed and delivered daily hatchery tours to the public, schools, and organized groups.
                          6. Planned, developed, created, and maintained interpretive programs and displays at the Conservation Center and grounds.
                          7. Assisted staff and volunteers with monthly public programs and special events, and maintaining area landscaping with native plants.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      GED

                                      Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                      Objective : Conducting fish species abundance and distribution studies utilizing beach seines, mid-water trawls, and fyke nets with special emphasis on the identification and enumeration of juvenile salmonids in estuaries and rivers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

                                      Skills : Operations Management Production Management Facilities Management Inventory Management Personnel Management.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Performed literature research and wrote biological assessments and opinions for federally funded construction projects as required by the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.
                                        2. Wrote biological assessments including detailed descriptions of the life cycles and population status of threatened and endangered species, primarily anadromous salmonids, inhabiting the proposed project area.
                                        3. Described the potential impacts to threatened and endangered species and their essential habitat resulting from the proposed construction-related activities in the biological assessments.
                                        4. Prepared federal incidental take permits and state permits for the taking of threatened or endangered salmonids during proposed construction activities and research studies.
                                        5. Performed radio-telemetry studies of juvenile Chinook salmon in the lower Willamette River (Portland, OR) to determine migration rate and residence time in Portland Harbor.
                                        6. Conducted detailed stream habitat assessments, macro-invertebrate sampling, water quality monitoring, fish species collection, and identification throughout the Pacific Northwest.
                                        7. Exhibited a can do attitude with a positive approach to challenges. 
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Junior
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      Master Of Science In Environmental Science

                                      Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                      Headline : Experiences and training that help make him a well-rounded Aquatic Biologist at EnviroScience. Professional experiences include fish surveys, stream, and wetland delineations, stream and wetland restorations, aquatic surveys, bat habitat surveys, erosion and sediment control inspections, environmental compliance, and fulfilling SWPPP requirements.

                                      Skills : Coordinating Skills, Cleaning Skills.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Conducted electrofishing, gill net, and other types of aquatic surveys.
                                        2. Approved environmental emergency response taskforce member for CSX derailments.
                                        3. Emergency responsed aquatic monitoring.
                                        4. Cleaned Water Act, Section 316(b) Impingement and Entrainment reports Accomplishments U.S EPA National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS)  Approved NARS auditor, conduct assistance visits at NARS sample locations across the United States.
                                        5. Conducted fisheries survey by means of electrofishing for the purposes of management recommendation and to determine the potential of walleye for stocking.
                                        6. Analyzed fish species composition & distribution data and water quality data obtained from our field surveys conducted throughout the Pacific Northwest.
                                        7. Participated in the marking and tagging (visible implant elastomer and pit tag) of fish to ensure targets are met, as prescribed by approved management plans.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      5-7 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      MS In Environmental Policy

                                      Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                      Headline : Developing for a mid-sized timber company that committed to new timber management practices that went above and beyond the current regulatory requirements leading to long-term improvements in coho salmon habitat over 162,000 acres.

                                      Skills : Scientific Surveys, Electrofishing.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Conducted fisheries habitat surveys and fisheries population surveys on streams in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada.
                                        2. Instructed and supervised other staff in conducting habitat surveys.
                                        3. Prepared site maps for fisheries habitat surveys, and determined UTM coordinates of survey stations using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
                                        4. Conducted fisheries population surveys using electrofishing gear.
                                        5. Operated backpack electrofisher, netted, measured, and identified California-Nevada Great Basin fishes.
                                        6. Created Excel database for entry, storage, and analysis of fisheries habitat data.
                                        7. Wrote summaries of fish habitat conditions for several streams in Northeastern California.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      5-7 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      Ph.D. In Natural Resources

                                      Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                      Objective : Assisting primarily with kids fishing days, some creel survey and fish tagging during the Paddlefish snagging season at Intake Fishing Access Site, assisting in pond and reservoir surveys as well as other duties as assigned, and also Researching and monitoring will require work in the field, may require long days, and may occur in a variety of outdoor environments, sometimes in adverse weather. 

                                      Skills : Biologist, MS Office.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Did project preparation including preparing computers and hard drives used to collect JSATS data, data collection during pre-season surgeon training, assistance with physiological condition studies including taking blood and tissue samples in order to assess the fish condition, and use of project-specific data collection software.
                                        2. Performed necropsies during fish condition studies.
                                        3. Developed protocols for use of project-specific software and the creation of many PowerPoint presentations to document surgeries.
                                        4. Worked with a large team of people in a very detailed and demanding tagging schedule that required close interaction and communication among team members.
                                        5. Included the collection of socio-economic and gear configuration data, performing safety evaluations on personal gear and fishing vessels, and communicating with captains to increase awareness of the intent and purpose of the observer program(s).
                                        6. Provided support with daily and long-term fish production, fish health, and refugia maintenance activities.
                                        7. Captured and sampled live fish specimens.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      GED

                                      Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                      Objective : Experienced using Agilent Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer, including instrument maintenance and minor troubleshooting, setting up sequences, preparing standards, and evaluating system performance, and cleaning the ion source.

                                      Skills : Microsoft Office, Biological Testing.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Extracted samples and prepared them for High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer.
                                        2. Daily handled methylene chloride and acetone.
                                        3. Calculated sample lipids using gravimetric and microgravity techniques.
                                        4. Experienced using Accelerated Solvent Extractor, including rebuilding cell caps.
                                        5. Lab preparation, including firing glassware and reagents, sonicating tools, and prepping vials with inserts and caps.
                                        6. Assisted management in planning and executing activities related to recovery efforts for 16 federally listed species.
                                        7. Conducted oneself in a professional manner at all times. 
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      Master Of Science

                                      Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                      Objective : Ensuring proper care, upkeep, and maintenance of personal and group assigned equipment, Collecting stream discharge measurements, sediment samples, and water samples for suspended sediment and turbidity monitoring.

                                      Skills : Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Photography.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Assisted in deployment and retrieval of water temperature probes.
                                        2. Assisted in watercourse classification for Timber Harvesting Plan preparation and Operations.
                                        3. Participated actively in the Company safety program.
                                        4. Assisted in other aspects of the Aquatic Monitoring Program as needed.
                                        5. Cared for, feed, and maintained live animal displays including fish, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods.
                                        6. Position assisted in fish population surveys/inventories and laboratory studies to assess the characteristics and dynamics of fish populations and angler use. 
                                        7. Surveyed methods will include the use of various fish captures techniques such as gill-netting, trap-netting, seining, electrofishing, and radio telemetry. 
                                          Years of Experience
                                          Experience
                                          2-5 Years
                                          Experience Level
                                          Level
                                          Executive
                                          Education
                                          Education
                                          AA In Visual Arts

                                          Fisheries Biologist Resume

                                          Objective : Analyzing and making recommendations to improve data on the impact of existing, proposed, and public practices related to ecology, fishery, and/or wildlife habitat restoration.

                                          Skills : Microsoft Office, Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt.

                                          Description :

                                            1. Conducted investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect biology resources.
                                            2. Developed plans for biology projects including estimates of personnel, equipment, materials, and schedules required to carry out plans.
                                            3. Wrote comprehensive reports on study findings and recommendations.
                                            4. Conducted analysis of water samples in the laboratory.
                                            5. Assisted in the maintenance of rain gauges and weather stations.
                                            6. Utilized maps, aerial photographs, GPS, and GIS to navigate and record spatial information.
                                            7. Ensured proper care, upkeep, and maintenance of personal and group assigned equipment.
                                                  Years of Experience
                                                  Experience
                                                  2-5 Years
                                                  Experience Level
                                                  Level
                                                  Executive
                                                  Education
                                                  Education
                                                  College Preparatory In Research