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Department of
Fish & Wildlife

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-6434

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136
Your fishery science career can be inside or outside the lab.

Career Guide

Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.

Conservation officer

Enforce wildlife laws and regulations and help protect fish and their ecosystems from human harm. Work in the field to maintain the health and wellbeing of our natural resources.

Fisheries biologist

Work, often in teams, to develop and implement fish habitat management programs, advise resource professionals and improve fish habitat. Monitor aquatic habitat, educate others on the biology and ecology of fish and help others understand the science behind good stewardship of our waterways and fish habitat.

Fisheries research technician

Assist with field investigation and research by collecting and recording data. You will be integral to the daily gathering of scientific information and part of active research in the field.

Marine scientist

Do fieldwork, collect and analyze data and make a meaningful contribution to marine life of all shapes and sizes. From large, exciting exotics like dolphins and sharks, to smaller and more common shrimp and trout, you can study the relationships and interaction of marine life for a wide range of employers.

Hatchery manager

Organize and implement fish-stocking programs around the world. As a manager you may enforce regulations on harvesting, maintain fish stock in ponds, and help provide healthy fish stock to our rivers and streams.

GIS technician

Maintain the geographic information system databases used by scientists and technologists for research. Combine your knowledge of fish and fish ecosystems with a technical background to provide useful data for scientific discovery.

Research Manager

Oversee fisheries research and lead research plan development, funding submissions and cooperative agreements as the coordinator of research activities. Be involved in project planning from the beginning and help insure the accuracy and thoroughness of the research process.

Wildlife technician

Assist wildlife biologists and conservation scientists gather data and complete research. This hands-on position will put you in the field working alongside others to better understand fish, habitat and ecosystems.