What is a Fishery Officer?

Fishery officers investigate, detect, and prevent the pollution of waters to protect the aquatic environment. They also protect the general public from consuming toxic and bacteriological contaminated fish and shellfish that can lead to serious health problems.

A fishery officer standing with his arms crossed on a fishing boat.

A fishery officer is the government's first line of support. They are trained to carry out a large range of duties both on land and at sea. They participate in public education and in awareness of habitat protection and fishery resources. They enforce the fisheries act and other regulations and they protect fish habitats and resources by conducting patrols at sea, in the air and on land.

Are you suited to be a fishery officer?

Fishery officers have distinct personalities. They tend to be investigative individuals, which means they’re intellectual, introspective, and inquisitive. They are curious, methodical, rational, analytical, and logical. Some of them are also artistic, meaning they’re creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate, and expressive.

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