Fisheries Officer checks a catch of Moonfish

Fisheries Officer

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

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
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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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

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