Duties may include:
the inspection of documentation, fishing gear and/or catches for compliance with conservation, quota management and marketing regulations,
analysis of Master’s daily electronic logbook information,
analysis of vessel’s transmissions via Vessel Monitoring Systems,
providing guidance, advice and information to the fishing industry.
Officers based at our coastal locations may conduct inspections onshore in factories and on board fishing vessels whilst in harbour. Inspections of fish and documentation are conducted at the premises of fish buyers and sellers as well as in vehicles used to transport fisheries products. Inspections are conducted 24/7 in-line with the operations of the industry and officers can expect to undertake some of their duties in unsocial hours and at weekends.
Fishery Officers investigate offences against Scottish, UK, EU and International Fisheries Regulations, and being responsible for compiling and submitting prosecution reports to The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, which may ultimately lead to the criminal prosecution of offenders.
The post can involve significant office based administration work and use of a broad range of IT applications. Coastal based Fishery Officers may also have the opportunity to undertake sea-going duties both in offshore and inshore operations.
1. Knowledge of Scottish Fishing Industry.
2. Excellent organisational skills to manage a varied workload and to meet targets in a flexible manner so to progress tasks with minimal supervision.
3. Ability to communicate effectively to colleagues and to a wide range of contacts, demonstrating sound judgement and reliability under pressure, and accepting responsibility for subsequent outcomes.
4. Ability to analyse, interpret and act upon evidence.
Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension