Training


Geoff Blackburn

Geoff is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment in sustainable work practices.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program

The 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.
Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia and assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee, linked to the national Seafood Industry Training Package and industry wide codes of practice.

Geoff’s qualifications include:

Maritime
  • Master 5 Skipper Grade 3
  • NSW Boat Licence
Food Safety
  • NSW Food Safety Certification
Leadership
  • Professional Fishermen’s Association Director
  • OceanWatch Australia Director
  • NSW Catchers Trust Director
Other
  • NSW Drivers Licence

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