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Fisher & Related Fishing Worker Definition Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.

  • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.
  • Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water.
  • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
  • Share fishing expertise through activities such as writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing and endorsing fishing equipment.
  • Monitor distribution of proceeds from sales of catches to ensure that crew members receive their prearranged portions.
  • Club or gaff large fish to enable hauling them into fishing vessel.

When polled, Fishers and Related Fishing Workers say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Lobsterman
  • Pearl Digger
  • Gunner
  • Oyster Floater
  • Hook Tender

What education or degrees do I need to become a Fisher and Related Fishing Worker?

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How many years of work experience do I need?

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