Gary is a recognised OceanWatch Master Fisherman, completing sustainable and responsible fishing practice training and assessment.
OceanWatch Master Fisherman program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:
Quality assurance, threatened species, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare and catch reporting, as well as water quality, habitat and pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.
Gary’s maritime and food safety qualifications include:
- Food Safety Training Certification
- Best Management Practices in the Seafood Industry / Food Safety for Commercial fishers
- Professional Fishermens Association President 2018 onwards
- Former Estuary Prawn Trawl Management Advisory Committee
Master Fisherman program training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia and assessment linked to industry wide codes of practice and the sustainability unit within the Seafood Industry Training Package. Assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee RTO (Registered Training Organisation).