Bonefish & Tarpon Trust seeking field technician

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit — the species, their habitats and the fisheries they comprise. They are seeking to add a field technician to their team.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Tagging and tracking movements and migrations of bonefish to identify pre-spawning locations.
  • Maintaining and downloading acoustic telemetry receivers in the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay.
  • Conducting drone flights and active acoustic telemetry surveys in search of bonefish pre-spawning aggregation.
  • Executing seine net and light trap surveys for juvenile and larval bonefish.
  • Entering data and maintaining databases for associated projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is a minimum requirement; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience captaining center console vessels and trailering small boats in coastal and ocean waters.
  • Passion for fishing and general knowledge of the recreational fishing industry.
  • Experience snorkeling, free diving and SCUBA diving in sometimes adverse conditions.
  • Willingness to work occasionally on weekends and evenings.
  • Comfort working in adverse marine environments.
  • Basic understanding of excel and general data entry procedures.
  • Experience tagging and tracking fish preferred.

Location: Marathon, FL

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Ross Boucek.