Sea Grant Extension educators serve a variety of stakeholder groups, but no single educator can be an expert in all areas of concern to all potential stakeholders. Therefore, educators are part of a collaborative team within Michigan Sea Grant and MSUE, specializing in particular areas of concern in their regions; and also sharing their knowledge and skills with colleagues in other parts of the state, Great Lakes region and nation. The person in this position will work collaboratively with the team of Sea Grant and MSUE outreach professionals.
This person will be expected to closely collaborate with other partners to support Extension programming and applied research related to Great Lakes coastal safety and their fisheries, including seafood production and safety (HACCP – hazard analysis and critical control points programming), the impacts of aquatic invasive species on fish production, and other related fisheries based programming as needed to address current challenges faced by the local and regional communities.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is surrounded by three Great Lakes, and supports many tribal, state commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries. Coastal communities and Great Lakes related activities, especially as related to their fishery resources contribute to much of the Upper Peninsula community economic development and well-being. The individual selected for this position will work with local stakeholders, Sea Grant colleagues, and other Extension team members.