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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 Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2014
- Pregnant women in Grand Falls-Windsor will have to travel to Gander for obstetrical services from February 20-25 to allow staff at the hospital to move into their new Operating Room(OR). One OR will remain open for emergencies.
- The Marathon Gold Corporation has confirmed approximately 1-million ounces of gold at Valentine Lake and multiple gold deposits at its Victory location in central NL. The company expects to see Rambler Metals and Mining to invest in the find.
- Rambler's Ming Mine on the Baie Verte Peninsula expects to be in production for one additional year. The company's find of gold was larger than expected.
- Canadian Blood Services will be closing its collection centre in Grand Falls-Windsor on February 13. New mobile blood donor clinics will be used to service the town. The closure will affect 10 part-time employees.
- The provincial government has invested $279,000 in funding to the Alpine Development Alliance Corporation to support winter recreation projects in Clarenville
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