NEFOP Observer, Marion, MA - January 9, 2017
Learned a lot about identifying fish and fishing gear, work environment can be challenging due to opposition from fishing industry. Hardest part was balancing life outside of work with being on call pretty much 24/7. Industry Funded Scallop and North Pacific Groundfish observing programs are really the only ones I would recommend. Perks include killer sunsets and cool fish, drawback is that you might be out to sea and cut off from the world for up to 2 weeks, longer if it's in Alaska.