Fisheries Analyst (Shellfish)

An exciting opportunity to join the Fisheries Management team and play a central role in the sustainable management of the UK’s shellfish fisheries.

The role 

Job Title: Fisheries Analyst (Shellfish)
Location: Edinburgh, Grimsby or home-based (All Seafish staff are currently working from home)
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until April 2023 

This role will give you the opportunity to work on the knotty issues impacting some of the UK’s most economically important fisheries, and to work in partnership with the seafood industry, government and the research community to find solutions to these problems.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Chairs of the three shellfish co-management groups to help deliver on agreed priorities, including developing and implementing the National Shellfish Fisheries Plan.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A relevant degree,
  • At least three years’ experience working in a fisheries management, marine economics, marine science or policy role.
  • Experience of distilling complex information to produce user-friendly and non-technical resources.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.

This fixed term role (until April 2023) is full time, and can be based remotely, or in either of our Edinburgh or Grimsby offices. With an attractive benefits package and flexible working environment, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work at the heart of the UK fishing sector.

Find out more about the role by following the job description link below.

Job description for the Fisheries Analyst (Shellfish) vacancy

Working at Seafish

Seafish is here to give the UK seafood sector the support it needs to thrive. Our work makes a huge difference. It keeps fishermen safe, supports sustainable sourcing, helps businesses work efficiently and boosts the nation’s health. We work in partnership with businesses and organisations from across the seafood sector and engage in everything from research to campaigns, insight and training.

We have a flexible working environment, plenty of personal benefits and Seafish has been named in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For in 2020. There has never been a better time to get on board.

How to apply

To apply, submit the below information to, with the subject line “Fisheries Analyst”.

• A recent copy of your CV and covering note (including details of your current salary and expectations)
• A completed copy of our recruitment consent form

Further information

If you would like an informal chat prior to applying to the role, please email 

This role has been funded with the support of The Fishmongers Company

Closing date

The closing date for applications to this role is Friday 18 June at 5pm.