Russell 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.
Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia and assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee, linked to the Seafood Industry Training Package and industry wide codes of practice.
Russell’s qualifications include:
Maritime and safety
- Master Class V
- Food Safety Training and Plans
- Advanced First Aid