Specifications include, but are not limited to: The contract worker will assist in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation observer program for the recreational for-hire (charter) sector to assess landings, discards and associated reporting biases. Duties will require that observer trips be taken each month aboard recreational for-hire vessels operating out of Mississippi coastal harbors. Duties will include assisting the Finfish Bureau of the Marine Fisheries Office by collecting recreational fishing information through the expanded fishery dependent data collection survey. Duties will also include utilizing standardized SEAMAP vertical line methodologies to collect Red Snapper and reef fish species in the assigned survey area. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: processing fish samples brought into the MDMR laboratory (i.e. fish weight, length, remove otoliths and other samples as required); assisting in field work needed for biological assessments; operating fisheries vessels; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or Office Director.