Fisheries Officer

Fisheries Officers inspect fishing vessels, gear, licences and catches to ensure that fisheries laws and regulations are obeyed.
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    Overview

    Fisheries Officers inspect fishing vessels, gear, licences and catches to ensure that fisheries laws and regulations are obeyed.

    Day-to-day

    • patrols and investigates waterways for unlawful fishing activities and the removal of protected marine life
    • educates, advises and provides information on a wide range of topics relating to fish and their protection
    • may initiate or assist in legal action to enforce regulations.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Fisheries Officer

    • Entry requirements for Fisheries Officers varies between states and territories. Some states require you to complete training with the relevant government department, others require a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, and in some states this work is undertaken by the police force.

      Take a Diploma of Fisheries Compliance