Reece is based in the Forster area of NSW, endorsed to fish in the NSW Estuary General Fishery, Region 4. Reece mainly operates in the Wallis Lake.
Reece is an OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment in responsible and sustainable work practices.
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, assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee and linked to the national Seafood Industry Training Package and industry Codes of Practice.
Reeces’s qualifications include:
Maritime and safety
Food Safety Training and Certification
Certificate IV in Seafood Handling and Distribution