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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 Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
- The provincial government announced $1.5M as part of a two-year $4.3M capital investment for the construction of a medical science labs at College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor
- The Anaconda Gold Mine, at Pine Cove, on the Baie Verte Peninsula plans to double production and expand the life of the mine
- The Captain Earl W Winsor, the vessel that services Fogo Island and Change Islands is out of service due to rudder problems. Temporary air services are being provided in the interim.
- The Bank of Montreal in Springdale will be reopening a new full-service branch to replace the building that was destroyed by fire last January. The temporary location will close on 21 March.
- The provincial government announced $15,000 through the Capital Grants Program to purchase new recreational equipment for the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor
- Business is booming in Grand Falls-Windsor. Seventeen new businesses have opened so far in 2014, 53 enterprises were started in 2012, and 46 business set up shop.
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