Not many vacancies available
The Ministry for Primary Industries run a small intake for fishery officers at least once a year.
There is high competition for vacancies because this is a popular outdoor job that doesn't require a formal qualification.
According to the Census, 150 fishery officers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Chances best for honorary fishery officers
The Ministry for Primary Industries has more than 220 honorary fishery officers. These are volunteer warranted fishery officers who patrol the New Zealand coastline to protect fisheries.
MPI prefers to hire fishery officers who are already honorary fishery officers.
One employer of fishery officers
The Ministry for Primary Industries is the only employer of fishery officers in New Zealand.