Fishery Economist

Because “Let’s just wing it” isn’t a plan.

education requirements


expected salary range

$60K to $124K

training area


Identifies and monitors economic issues and social impacts related to fisheries management in Alaska. Prepares regulatory, economic, statistical and policy analysis reports. This is a great career if you’re smart, a big-picture thinker and care about the effects of Alaska’s fish and seafood industry on a statewide level, and also in individual communities. You get to develop economic models, forecasts and scenarios that protect the future of Alaska’s fisheries.

Here’s what you need:

  • Graduate degree required

Links to Jobs and Other Cool Info:

Here’s where you get it:

UAA BBA/BA EconomicsAnchorageBBA/BAin person4-5 yrs
UAF MS FisheriesFairbanks/Juneau CFOS and Statewide where there is a rural campusMSin person and distance (vcon)2-4 yrs