Job opportunity: Help fish and fishermen

Published on October 20, 2017

FishSec is recruiting a fisheries policy officer to work with the implementation of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), focusing on regionalisation and fisheries management in the Baltic Sea. Work tasks include analysing scientific advice and policy proposals, writing policy briefs, as well as extensive contact with other stakeholders i.e. through the Baltic Sea Advisory Council and other regional fora.

At FishSec, we work in an international environment with partners all across Europe, engaging with decision-makers, civil servants, NGOs, scientists and the fishing sector. We advocate and build stakeholder alliances to ensure sustainable ecosystem based fisheries which can deliver healthy seafood, prosperous fishing communities and a thriving marine environment.

The position as Fishery Policy Officer requires the following:

  • Skills in extracting and summarising key issues in scientific and policy papers in a way that makes it easy to understand
  • Work experience of fisheries management and/or environmental management
  • Experience of policy work within the EU, a national government or other organisation
  • Good understanding of EU political processes
  • Knowledge of fisheries management concepts, such as stock management, maximum sustainable yield and fishing capacity

The position requires excellent communication skills, in both written and spoken English. Personal responsibility, cooperativeness and good structure in work is key.

Experience in international project/campaign management and co-ordination and/or an academic background in ecosystem based fisheries or marine management will be very valuable. Knowledge of other European languages, especially German, Danish and Polish is a bonus.

At FishSec we believe change happens through a participatory, inclusive and fair process. We value practical experience in all our lines of work. We are convinced that improving our relationship with our marine environment and building awareness of our food source is important.

This is a full time permanent position with the office based in Stockholm Sweden, with a six month trial period. We prefer electronic applications, sent to by 21 November 2017. You start February 1 2018 or ASAP.

For questions please contact the director of FishSec, Jan Isakson, or +46 (0)70 608 74 83 or Christian Tsangarides, policy and communications officer,, +46 (0)76 405 66 75


The Fisheries Secretariat (FishSec) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and restoration of marine ecosystem services, with a focus on fisheries. Our long-term goal is well managed seas with rich biodiversity and thriving fish stocks to secure healthy and local seafood to consumers and a sustainable fishing sector. We advocate for fisheries working within the limits of the marine ecosystem, preserving marine resources as well as their habitats.