Vaughan is based near Forster on the NSW mid-north coast, endorsed to fish in the NSW Estuary General Fishery.
Vaughan mainly works in Wallis Lake, Region 4.
Vaughan is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment in sustainable work practices.
The OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:
Quality assurance, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare, threatened species management, catch documentation, marine pests management, habitat, pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.
Vaughan’s qualifications include:
Maritime and Food Safety:
NSW Safe Foods Food Authority Licence
Vaughan harvests seafood in a responsible and sustainable way, working according to his Fishing Industry Code of Practice. Industry codes of practice are a commitment to environmental best practice. The codes are aligned with the objectives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing.
The NSW professional fishing industry is managed for sustainability by the state fisheries department, NSW Department of Primary Industries.
An environmental impact assessment has been completed for each of the major NSW wild catch fisheries to help ensure they are managed in a sustainable way.
These are guidelines for NSW professional fisheries, developed with an intent to accredit fishing activities in NSW as sustainable under both State and Commonwealth legislation.
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Vaughan is endorsed to use the following fishing methods to responsibly harvest local sustainable seafood:
Blue Swimmer Crab Trap
Mud Crab Trap
Vaughan is a professional fisherman based near Forster on the NSW mid-north coast. He has worked as a professional fisherman since 1984, mainly fishing in the crystal clear water of the Wallis and Myall Lakes.
a proud OceanWatch Master Fisherman, trained and experienced in responsible and sustainable fishing practices.