Fourteen candidates get on board for 2018 Next Wave Future Leaders Program

Thank you to all those that applied for the 2018 round of the Next Wave Future Leaders Program.

Recfishwest are happy to announce we have 14 quality candidates joining the team!

Team members will learn about Fisheries Management, Leadership and Communications over a two year term and work towards becoming leaders and ambassadors in the recreational fishing industry.

Past programs have provided fantastic benefits back to the sector. Let’s take a look at past team members and where they are now (click here).

“Joining the Next Wave team is not a free ride, you’ll work hard, you’ll learn, you’ll melt your brain with all the new information that becomes available to you but you will meet people, learn new things and open doors that might otherwise never open. All it takes is passion and a little commitment,” Luke Doherty, previous NextWave participant, said.

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Recfishwest game for GAMEX 2024

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