The OceanWatch Master Fisherman program is formal training and assessment for professional fishers, helping to demonstrate commitment to responsible and sustainable fishing practices.
Recognised OceanWatch Master Fishermen are continuing to raise the standard of responsible fishing in Australia. They are committed to ensuring their individual fishing practices go above and beyond the requirements prescribed by state, national and international regulations. More than 180 professional fishermen and divers across NSW, Queensland and South Australia have participated in the program.
The OceanWatch Master Fisherman program is designed to:
Improve and recognise the knowledge, skills, experience and professionalism of participating fishermen for better community and environmental outcomes
Promote the sustainability of our fresh, local seafood
Provide information to consumers to help them value locally-produced seafood