A woman originally from Coley's Point is now helping enforce fisheries regulations in this province after graduating recently from the fishery officer program.
A young woman originally from Coley's Point, Bay Roberts is now helping enforce fisheries regulations in this province after graduating recently from the fishery officer career progression program with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Nikki Russell is the daughter of Clarence and Lynne Russell.
She graduated from the program in April, and is posted to the DFO detachment office in St. Anthony.
According to information provided by DFO, a career as a fishery officer can be challenging, adventurous and rewarding.
Fishery officers are trained to carry out a wide range of duties and are the federal government's first line of support in enforcing the Fisheries Act and other related acts and regulations; protecting fishery resources and fish habitats by conducting patrols on the land, on the sea and in the air; and participating in public education and awareness of the fishery resources and habitat protection.