Placement of 1985 fisheries graduates

Ira R. Adelman

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Abstract

Universities (150) were surveyed on employment success of 1985 fisheries graduates. Of 83 responses, 62 offered allcourses for AFS certification as a fisheries scientist and of these, 56 had at least one graduate in 1985. Among graduateswith a B.S., 48% were employed, 18% were working on a higher degree, and 32% were unemployed or of unknownwhereabouts; for M.S. graduates, percentages were 63, 14 and 17 respectively; and for Ph.D.'s percentages were 79, 0and 10, respectively. These results are similar to the employment success of 1984 wildlife graduates. State fisheriesagenies hired the largestpercentage of B.S. and M.S. graduates, followed by private aquaculture enterprises and thenuniversities. Universities hired the largest percentate of Ph.D.'s, followed by state agencies and the U.S. Fish andWildlife Service. A survey of hiringtrends by state fisheries agencies indicated that 37 agencies hired an average of 6.8new fisheries mployees in 1985-86; 19%replacements for retirements, 40% non-retirement replacements and 41% newpositions. Of the latter, 57% were related to Dingel-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux funding. Employment over the next 5 yearsis expected to average less than 5 new employees peryear in contrast to approximately 7 new employees in the pastyear. Fisheries management and fish culture were expected tobe the two most commonly sought specialties followedby computers/biometrics and population dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalFisheries
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1987

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Funding Information:
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