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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 Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- As part of the 2013 budget, a new $23M Health Care Facility has opened in Glovertown. The Dr. C. V. Smith Memorial Community Health Centre will replace the older facility that was in Glovertown.
- Rambler Metals and Mining is aggressively looking at options to re-open the Little Deer and Whalesback copper mines in Green Bay. Rambler plans to work on these properties in 2014.
- The provincial government announced over $1M for road upgrades in the area of Trinity North
- The provincial government announced $1.6M in funding to Marwood Ltd., a wood treatment facility in Jamestown, Bonavista. The funding will assist the company in becoming more competitive in the marketplace.
- The M/V Captain Earle W. Winsor vessel that services the Fogo/Change Island area will be going on refit this week for 12-16 weeks. The Beaumont Hamel and the Sound of Islay will replace the vessel with increased runs to provide sufficient service.
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