About Us


Our people are passionate about ocean health and uniquely driven towards creating a better future. We believe in supporting them with a strong organizational culture committed to providing the best tools, structure, guidance and benefits available.

FishWise is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


  • Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides a full range of benefits to support a positive life balance:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Retirement savings plan, with matching contribution
  • Generous annual leave and sick time
  • Paid holidays


  • Get outside, stay inspired.
  • Dress for your day, be prepared.
  • You’re more ready than you think!
  • Communicate often and openly, have the hard conversations.
  • Our Divisions don’t divide us.
  • Be an approachable authority and a kind mentor.

Zoho Developer | SALT

Seafood Alliance for Legality & Traceability (SALT)

Call for Expression of Interest – Zoho Developer

The goal of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to identify a Zoho Developer for the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) project. Consultants and firms are invited to participate.

Date of Issuance: December 6, 2019
EOI Submission Deadline: December 12, 2019 by 5:00 PM PST

Interested firms or consultants should submit their inquiries and responses by email by the dates listed above. Responses should be directed to Dan Baron, d.baron@fishwise.org with a CC to Kate O’Rourke, k.orourke@fishwise.org .


A not-to-exceed subcontract will be awarded. FishWise reserves the right to issue subsequent contracts to the awarded individual or firm as a result of this solicitation within the defined period of performance.


On/or about December 12, 2019 – September 28, 2022



To view the complete EOI, please click here.

Small Grant EOI | SALT

Seafood Alliance for Legality Traceability

Call for Expression of Interest for Small Grants

The goal of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to identify potential applicants for SALT’s small grants program. SALT is implementing a small grants program to catalyze action around three main challenge areas identified by the SALT community. The small grants will need to align with SALT’s objectives and focus areas noted above and target seafood-producing country governments, industry, and/or fishers. SALT intends to fund up to $75,000 across three small grant projects.

The EOI should detail the following three items: A) The challenge(s) to be addressed, B) How you will tackle the challenge(s), and C) Who you will collaborate with on the challenge(s).

Date of Issuance: November 22, 2019

Questions Due: December 6, 2019 by 5:00 PM PST

Q&A Posted: December 12, 2019 by 5:00 PM PST

Application Submission Deadline:  January 15, 2020 by 5:00 PM PST

Interested bidders should submit their inquiries and responses by email by the dates listed above. Responses should be directed to SALT@fishwise.org.


To view the complete EOI, please click here.

To view Annex A, please click here. To view Annex B, please click here.

To view the Q&A, please click here.

Project Manager | Business Engagement


For more than 15 years, FishWise has worked closely with businesses to advance sustainability in the seafood sector. Through our partnerships and extensive networks, FishWise offers pragmatic approaches and credible guidance for companies to tackle some of the toughest challenges in sustainable seafood, from addressing environmental issues in fisheries and aquaculture production, to improving traceability and mitigating risks for human rights abuses in supply chains.

FishWise achieves measurable impact by:

  • Partnering with companies to develop comprehensive seafood sustainability programs with transparent, time-bound commitments
  • Convening and connecting diverse stakeholders to drive improvements in seafood supply chain traceability and social responsibility
  • Creating best practice guidance and resources on traceability, counter-IUU fishing ( (illegal, unreported, unregulated), and social responsibility


We are…

  • Forward-thinking: We stay on the cutting edge of the dynamic field of sustainable seafood, creating actionable solutions for and with our business and NGO partners.
  • Advocates: We use our voice to create and advance the work of others, raising awareness of urgent topics through dialogue with organizations of diverse voices and critical opinions.
  • Passionate: We care about the wellbeing of workers and the health of the world’s oceans, and our passion inspires action and global change.
  • Solution-oriented: We value the importance of working with different stakeholders to set ambitious yet achievable goals.

We advance our mission through working…

  • Collaboratively: We partner with a wide range of companies and organizations to create and achieve shared goals together. Collective action is an essential component of lasting change.
  • Innovatively: We are bold and curious, using new skills and solutions to solve intractable problems in order to translate an ideal vision of the world into a reality.
  • Inclusively: We celebrate diversity and foster a supportive environment for all employees.
  • Transparently: We are committed to being open and honest about decision making.


The Project Manager (PM) serves as a primary lead for FishWise’s partnerships, working closely with business contacts to execute all stages of a comprehensive sustainable seafood program including: developing and implementing policies, collecting data from suppliers, assessing seafood products against sustainability criteria and leading indicators of traceability and human rights risks, tracking and reporting on progress, and supporting staff training and marketing efforts. The PM collaborates closely with FishWise’s traceability and social responsibility teams to develop innovative services for businesses to maintain a leading edge in sustainability and oversees all strategic communications involving their respective partnerships.

The PM builds and maintains FishWise’s relationships as a trusted NGO partner and serves as a credible resource for companies to advance their sustainability agendas within the complex and dynamic fields of sustainable seafood and corporate social responsibility.

Reporting: This position reports to the Project Director.


  • Implement comprehensive sustainability programs with business partners that address environmental challenges in fisheries and aquaculture production, supply chain traceability, and social responsibility
  • Provide excellent customer service to existing business partners
  • Maintain and develop strong working relationships with business partners through excellent verbal and written communications, including facilitating regular calls and in-person meetings, producing professional emails, briefing documents, and contributing to bi-annual and/or annual reports that are specifically tailored for business audiences
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with fellow team members, provide consistent and clear communication and coordination internally within FishWise
  • Analyze product sourcing information to conduct detailed sustainability assessments, risk assessments for traceability and social responsibility, track and monitor business partners’ progress towards public commitments or against due diligence plans
  • Represent FishWise at external events (conferences, meetings, webinars, etc.)
  • Become an expert over time in the dynamic field of seafood sustainability and corporate social responsibility, demonstrating business acumen and a willingness to learn and grow professionally


  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with 2 years relevant work experience
  • Fundamental understanding and the desire to learn more about: fisheries and aquaculture production, business and supply chain operations, seafood sustainability criteria, traceability, principles of social responsibility, and experience working with relevant stakeholders in market based conservation
  • Excellent verbal, writing, analytical, critical thinking, and project management skills with the ability to strategically tailor and convey complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Experience with data collection and analyses, with an eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing and results oriented environment where a high degree of flexibility is required
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous work streams
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills including G-Suite, Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use project management software (e.g. Zoho, Podio) and other programs
  • Open to giving and receiving feedback to support a productive and positive team environment
  • Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and adapt as needed to meet project or organization goals, including working on projects to support other Divisions within FishWise
  • Innovative mindset, open to pursuing business development and funding opportunities that contribute to the financial security of the organization
  • Experience working in a collaborative and professional office environment
  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans and the FishWise mission

Hours and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position based at the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA; remote working arrangements may be considered
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefit package
  • Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Evening and weekend work will sometimes be required
  • Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required

FishWise Internship

The Intern’s primary responsibility is two-fold: 1) to provide support to existing member retailer partners and 2) provide general office support. The intern will work with existing Project Managers who are the main customer service contact for retail partners with questions or needs after the launch of the FW program. The intern will help them support these partnerships through materials development and shipment, newsletters and website updates. The Intern will conduct work to support major buyer partnerships with database work and species research. The Intern will also conduct general office work such as assisting with technology, cleaning, and purchasing supplies. The Project Managers will provide direction and oversight to the Intern.

  • Provide support to the Project Managers to support independent partnerships including: creating promotional sheets in Adobe Illustrator, writing and editing monthly newsletter pieces, materials shipments, etc.
  • Correct store audits as needed to help improve seafood label accuracy for retailers.
  • Research the sustainability of various seafood products in order to recommend sourcing action for partners.
  • Assist with research of and networking for product sourcing.
  • Update and enter ratings and certifications in databases for seafood products.
  • Summarize scientific reports/seafood news for internal and external communication.
  • Conduct analyses of seafood inventory for partners using Filemaker and Excel.
  • Write weekly blog for FishWise website.
  • Update and develop new promotional materials. Print and collate as needed. Organize digital files and photos.
  • Perform various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, ordering software, and general office upkeep.
  • Opportunity to develop unique independent project based off personal interests in seafood sustainability.
  • Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies
  • Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite
  • Strong communication skills and reliability
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and independently, such as Filemaker database management, Joomla website maintenance, EndNote, etc
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, and a positive “can-do” attitude
  • This is a part-time position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Personal transportation is required

General Application

We like people with all kinds of experience. If you don’t see the opportunity you are looking for, submit a general application.