Electronic Monitoring (EM) Fisheries Data Reviewer

This position is based at our headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska. The primary responsibility of the EM data reviewer will be the accurate and timely processing and review of data from different commercial fisheries. These currently include data from Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and the Southern Ocean. This data includes video and sensor data collected by on-board electronic monitoring (EM) systems from vessel fishing trips.

Data Review:  Data collected by on-board EM systems is reviewed using Saltwater’s open source review software, established protocols and fishery specific templates to produce trip-level data summaries. The primary objective of the review in the AK Trawl  fishery is compliance monitoring, Fixed gear is catch accounting, the primary objective in menhaden fishery is to document marine mammal and sea turtle interactions. Reviewers will also document EM system performance and data quality for each trip. To learn more about Saltwater’s EM program, click here.

Additional responsibilities: Tasks will be assigned that may include HDD processing and copying, documentation and communication with various clients, and data storage/management, data reporting and analysis, responding to requests for specific video clips or images, assist with preparation of Vessel Monitoring Plans (VMPs), annotation of data files for the development of computer vision tools, the creation of new review techniques, and other related tasks.

Key Aspects of the Role

You will work closely with the leadership team and report directly to the EM Program Manager. Video review is a key component of Saltwater’s EM program.  The review team provides feedback to our technical team, management team, vessel operators and clients.

Saltwater Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated computer aptitude/skills.
  • Marine science degree and/or previous experience as a fisheries observer.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, documentation, and time management skills.

You’ll be a good fit here if you can:

  • Handle a steep learning curve.
  • Contribute to an environment where Saltwater’s EM team can meet all of their deadlines and deliverable requirements.
  • Stay flexible and enjoy changes in the pace of your days.
  • Enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Appreciate Alaska.

Additional Information:

  • Saltwater Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status or disability status.
  • Saltwater’s mandatory employee COVID-19 policy requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to safeguard the health of our employees and their families.
  • Our office dogs will welcome you each morning.


This is a full-time position based in Saltwater’s main office in Anchorage, Alaska. Relocation assistance will be provided, if necessary.


Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

How To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, at least 3 professional references (name, email address and phone number) to: morgan.wealti@saltwaterinc.com

Position open until filled. Review of materials will start immediately.

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