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Conservation and Fishery Officers  (NOC 2224)
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Conservation and fishery officers enforce the federal and provincial regulations established for the protection of fish, wildlife and other natural resources and collect and relay information on resource management. They are employed by federal and provincial government departments.

conservation officer, fish and wildlife officer, fishery officer, forest ranger – wildlife management, game officer, game warden, natural resources officer, park ranger.

Conservation and fishery officers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Generate public awareness of fish and wildlife conservation and regulations
  • Conduct patrols by truck, aircraft, boat, or on foot, to ensure compliance with the provincial and federal statutes relating to fish, wildlife and the environment
  • Investigate complaints, arrest violators, prepare briefs and present evidence in court
  • Issue licences, export documents and special permits and collect royalties assessed on fish, wildlife and timber resources
  • Implement and supervise approved techniques in preventing or overcoming damage caused by wildlife
  • Perform resource protection duties
  • Gather resource data by making inventories of fish, collecting water samples and assisting biologists in scientific research
  • Supervise or provide firearms safety training courses and trapper education courses.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Bishop's Falls, Bonavista, Botwood, Catalina, Clarenville-Shoal Harbour, Gambo, Gander, Gillesport, Grand Falls-Windsor, Hare Bay, La Scie, Lewisporte, Musgrave Harbour, New-Wes-Valley, Port Union, Springdale

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Outlook & Prospects for Conservation and Fishery Officers in Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Conservation and Fishery Officers in Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region as well as in the rest of the Newfoundland and Labrador.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2012-04-04

Employment prospects for Conservation and Fishery Officers are expected to be limited in 2011-2012.

Most full-time positions in this occupation are filled on an internal basis, which limits opportunities open to the public. The majority of employment in this field is seasonal and some part-time opportunities may be created; however, it can take years before an individual gains full-time employment, if at all. As well, the large number of seasonal employees in this occupation increases the competition for available jobs.

Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.

Please consult the Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.