Alaska Fisheries Biologist Jobs
Unlike most employees in the aquaculture field, fisheries biologists usually have at least one degree in ecology, wildlife conservation, zoology, or fisheries
management. Due to budget cuts, job opportunities for biologists are increasingly scarce, and few openings occur.
On-site biologists spend a good deal of time evaluating the effects of fish enhancement and development projects.
They monitor fish samplings and collect data that will help determine the overall fitness of hatchery fish in comparison to wild fish stocks. By evaluating such data and determining new ways to manage the fish populations of Alaska, fisheries biologists help to determine what regulations are necessary to aid in the survival of salmon and other species in an increasingly threatened natural environment. Determinations made by fisheries biologists directly affect choices made by the Fish and Game Department, such as openings and closings of specific Alaska commercial and sport fisheries throughout the year.
A fisheries biologist generally makes between $35,000 and $70,000 a year. Because you often live on site, much of the money you earn can go directly into your savings account.