OceanWatch Master Fisherman training is underway in South Australia as part of our WetFEET program. Pictured below are some of the most recent professional fisherman from the Lakes & Coorong Fishery to be recognised as OceanWatch Master Fisherman.
Through the program OceanWatch is working with professional fishers from the Lakes & Coorong and Marine Scalefish fisheries, hosting 6 workshops for up to 90 fishers.
The OceanWatch Master Fisherman program involves formal training and assessment for professional fishers, and supplementary development of online fisher profiles to help demonstrate individual commitment to responsible fishing practices.
The OceanWatch Master Fisherman program is continuing to raise the standard of responsible fishing in Australia. Recognised professional fishermen showcase the drive for sustainability and environmental awareness in the Australian seafood industry.
This project is supported by OceanWatch Australia, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.