Coastal Management Professional/Engineer

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Coastal management professionals are interested in the management of coastal areas with the view to protect and conserve. Their advice is used in the formation of government policy and legislation, in the allocation of funding for conservation projects and in the general facilitation of management strategies at a local council level. The fishery and aquaculture industries may also utilise the services of coastal management professionals.

Those working in this field often come from marine biology, resource management and environmental science backgrounds. Specialist coastal management programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels are available at some universities and work experience is always well regarded.