New career pathway for Aboriginal fisheries officers

Aboriginal recruits are training to become Fisheries Officers, as part of the State Government's Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program.

The program provides the opportunity for Aboriginal people to be mentored by experienced PIRSA staff to gain the skills and qualifications required for appointment as a Fisheries Officer.

Three Aboriginal men from the Far West Coast, Eyre Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula have joined the program, in addition to the recent appointment of a Traditional Fisheries Manager, who is responsible for the development of the Aboriginal Traditional Fishing management plans.

Recruits undertake two years' on the job training as Compliance Support Officers before working in partnership with their local communities to inform and educate fishers about the rules and regulations that apply to fishing.

PIRSA is expanding the program to attract Aboriginal people from other areas particularly where traditional fishing is prominent such as the Lakes & Coorong, West Coast and Yorke Peninsula.

For more information visit Aboriginal Traditional Fishing

Page Last Reviewed: 17 May 2017
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