Fisheries need you

16 Jun 2021

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall (middle) pictured with Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP and Fisheries Officers at Terrigal boat ramp.

The NSW Government will recruit first year fisheries officers to ensure the continued protection and management of our aquatic habitats, fisheries resources and ecosystems now and into the future.

Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Western NSW Adam Marshall encouraged individuals who are passionate about the state's fisheries resources and like the outdoors to consider a career as a NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Officer.

“This is an exciting career opportunity where you will play a critical role in protecting our aquatic ecosystems and continuing to promote best practices for fisheries management, while getting out on the water and engaging with fishers on a daily basis,” Mr Marshall said.

“Successful applicants enter a 12-month long training and orientation program covering practical and theoretical areas of fisheries compliance.

“Fisheries officers patrol offshore waters, coastal lakes and rivers, and inland NSW including the Murray Darling system.

“Duties include field-based work such as patrols and inspections, and delivering information relating to any number of fisheries issues involving recreational and commercial fishers, aquaculture operators and the wider community.”

Mr Marshall said fisheries officers play an important role in ensuring the compliance of fisheries laws across the state and educating the wider community on legal fishing activities.

“Training and career development is an important aspect of the job so we can provide promotional opportunities to suitable officers and they are able to take on more specialised roles or team leadership positions,” Mr Marshall said.

“We currently have over 100 fisheries officers based in 17 coastal and 9 inland locations across the state.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in fisheries or natural resource management and a strong compliance ethic to apply.

“I look forward to welcoming the next cohort of fisheries officers into the ranks.”

Apply now

Applications are now open until 4 July 2021. For information on eligibility, the assessment process and how to apply, visit the I Work For NSW page.

Media contact: Luke O’Donnell | 0427 837 497