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


  • 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.


  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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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