Learn about the types of people who become fishery officers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a fishery officer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming fishery officers at a ratio of 1.82 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

53% of fishery officers are female and 47% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a fishery officer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a fishery officer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a fishery officer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of fishery officers are White, making up 79% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Black or African American, making up 14% and 7% respectively.