The IPHC currently employs 72 staff, consisting of 32 permanent staff, 39 temporary field staff (port samplers and sea samplers), and 1 intern.
The IPHC is considered a public international organization and is entitled to the privileges, exemptions, and immunities conferred by the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. Sec. 288), except those pursuant to Sections 4(b), 4(e), and 5 (a) of that Act by virtue of U.S. Presidential Executive Order 11059. As an international organization, the IPHC is not restricted by the nationality of candidates.
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IPHC Fishery-independent Setline Survey
Sea Sampler Position
The IPHC typically employs 25-30 seasonal field biologists, also known as sea samplers, to work the fishery-independent setline survey running annually from late May through early September. Generally, two to three sea samplers are deployed on each vessel. They work as a team collecting a suite of biological and oceanographic data used to manage and monitor the Pacific halibut fishery. The job announcement is normally posted in early March. To learn more, visit Working as a Sea Sampler.
Vessels Charters for Survey and Research
The IPHC is always seeking commercial Pacific halibut fishing vessels to conduct our annual FISS. Vessels need not be licensed for Pacific halibut fishing in Canada or the U.S.A. to be eligible. The IPHC is not restricted as to nationality of the vessels it charters for operation in any region as long as customs and immigration regulations are followed. The IPHC will consider only those vessels with captains and crews that have recent (within 5 years) Pacific halibut fishing experience. Most areas require vessels that have adequate deck space and suitable accommodations for two to three IPHC employees. For more information on submitting bids for the IPHC’s FISS work, visit Survey Vessel Recruiting.
Licensed Pacific Halibut Buyers
Pacific halibut sampled on FISS trips are sold at the end of each trip and proceeds are used to offset the cost of conducting the FISS. To be alerted to upcoming fish-buying opportunities, please complete the Interested Buyer’s Form.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student to work in the IPHC office located near Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The Internship Program is designed to give students exposure to a wide variety of tasks associated with the management of an international fisheries resource. Each student is assigned a specific research project (chosen by the staff) which he/she executes. The student will work closely with a supervisor to ensure continuing progress toward work goals and with other staff members on the various tasks assigned.
Applications must be received by 0600 on 22 March 2018. For more information, please see the posting above.
IPHC Merit Scholarships
The IPHC funds several Merit Scholarships to support university, technical college, and other post-secondary education. The scholarship fund has been established to assist the further education of Canadian and U.S.A. students connected to the Pacific halibut fishery. Generally, a single new scholarship valued at $4,000 (USD) per year is awarded every two years. The scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. A Scholarship Committee composed of industry and Commission representatives reviews applications and determines recipients based on academic qualifications, career goals, and relationship to the halibut industry.
Applications must be received by 30 June 2018 and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|IPHC-2018-NR004||2018-04 International Pacific Halibut Commission Solicits Applications for the IPHC Merit Scholarship||6 Mar 2018|
|IPHC-2018-SCH17-APP||2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Application||6 Mar 2018|
Past and Current Recipients:
|Recipient||Home Town||Initial Year|
|Ms. Ysabel Echeverio||Stevensville, MT||2016|
|Ms. Shalie Dahl||Petersburg, AK||2015|
|Ms. Katie Koolman||Sooke, B.C.||2014|
|Mr. Spencer Lunda||Juneau, AK||2013|
|Mr. Jamie Nightingale||Delta, B.C.||2012|
|Mr. John Scott||Girdwood, AK||2011|
|Ms. Candace Schaack||Cold Bay, AK||2010|
|Mr. Ryder Whitmire||Homer, AK||2009|
|Mr. Parker MacClelland||Port Townsend, WA||2009|
|Mr. Joel Thomas||Port Townsend, WA||2008|
|Mr. Myron Melovidov Jr.||St. Paul, AK||2007|
|Mr. Dylan Hardie||Courtenay, B.C.||2006|
|Mr. Tyler Jones||Mount Vernon, WA||2005|
|Mr. Casey Knight||Petersburg, AK||2004|
|Mr. Lawren Best||Sooke, B.C.||2003|
|Ms. Elise Pletnikoff||Kodiak, AK||2002|