Industry Funded Scallop Observer

New Bedford, MA or New Jersey
Highly competitive seaday rate


New England Marine Monitoring (NEMM) is a leading provider of fishery data collection services. We employ highly skilled, enthusiastic staff and empower them with expert training and technologies, including artificial intelligence tools. NEMM provides At-Sea Monitoring (ASM), Protected Species Observing (PSO), Industry Funded Scallop Observing (IFS), and Electronic Monitoring (EM) services to US fisheries. 

New England Marine Monitoring is an investor backed fisheries technology start-up with an exciting growth trajectory, seeking candidates looking to begin a long term career within our organization. For highly motivated candidates, paths towards management positions are available.

We are currently hiring for Industry Funded Scallop Observers. Deployments range from one day to two weeks, and employment begins with a fully compensated training in Falmouth, MA. Joining NEMM as an Industry Funded Scallop Observer quickly provides growth opportunities for land-based work within our electronic monitoring and seafood traceability programs. Applying for this position with NEMM will also enable you to gain invaluable on the water experience and utilize that knowledge base working with state of art marine electronic systems and artificial intelligence software.  


  • A college degree in biological sciences
  • 30 Natural Science credit hours, 1 Math / Statistics course, 6 Marine / Fisheries credit hours
  • Current Basic First Aid / CPR Certification from an in-person course provided by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association 
  • Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Be able to work on a flexible schedule with periods of long hours
  • Be physically and mentally capable of the responsibilities of working at sea
  • Be able to pass all training requirements
  • Be able to work with fish

Preferred Attributes: 

  • Desire and motivation to work in a high growth business 
  • Interest in a fisheries technology career 
  • Experience with Northeast Atlantic fish and mammal identification 
  • Background in fisheries, marine science, scientific fieldwork, or biology 
  • Experience on boats 
  • Currently holding Industry Funded Scallop Observing certification

To Apply 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references via email to