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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.
- 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.
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(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.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- The provincial government awarded a $178,500 contract to LSG Construction of Gander to complete roofing upgrades on Sprucewood Academy in Grand Falls-Windsor
- According to Central Health of NL, it is a challenge to find nurses to replace employees on leave during the summer holidays. In order to fill the gaps, Central Health uses a list of minimum six standby nurses each night.
- The provincial government announced $400,000 in funding for a water storage tank for the town of Campbellton. Funding for the project is being cost-shared between the provincial government and the town of Campbellton.
- The provincial government will invest $4.1M for wharf improvements on Fogo Island and Change Islands in preparation for the new ferry service which will begin in 2015
- The provincial government announced $215,761 in funding to the Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation to plan and design the third phase of the Harbour Front restoration initiative
- The provincial government announced $3.3M in funding to help strengthen health care facilities and equipment for residents of Clarenville and its surrounding areas
- The provincial government announced that construction has started on the new $51M ferry that will service Fogo Island and Change Islands starting in September 2015. The new ferry will be able to accommodate 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.
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