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Importance of Advancement

 

In order to receive new or transferred species licences and/or enterprises, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans requires a fish harvester to hold a professional fish harvester Level II certification. 

By moving from apprentice to Level I a harvester no longer has to be sponsored to the industry by an owner/operator/ skipper. 

Additionally, as in any professional occupation, receiving advanced professional status can provide professional fish harvesters with an increased sense of pride, achievement, and security, as well as increased opportunity within the industry.