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"Fisher and Related Fishing Worker"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Fisher and Related Fishing Worker"

1) Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, and/or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, and/or dredges.

2) Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.


3) Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, and/or tackle.

4) Club or gaff large fish to enable hauling them into fishing vessel.

5) Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.


6) Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.

7) Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.

8) Plan fishing operations, establishing the fish to be sought, the fishing location, the method of capture, and the duration of the trip.

9) Pull and guide nets, traps, and lines onto vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment.

10) Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.

11) Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.

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12) Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water.

13) Signal other workers to move, hoist, and position loads.

14) Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.


15) Stand lookout for schools of fish, and for steering and engine-room watches.

16) Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.

17) Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.

18) Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.

19) Direct fishing operations, and supervise fishing crew members.

20) Estimate costs of operations and plan fishing season budgets accordingly.

21) Hire qualified crew members, and assign their duties.

22) Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment; and perform minor repairs.

23) Monitor distribution of proceeds from sales of catches to ensure that crew members receive their prearranged portions.

24) Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment such as fuel, netting, and cables.

25) Record in logbooks specifics of fishing activities such as dates, harvest areas, yields, and weather and sea conditions.

26) Operate rowboats, dinghies, and/or skiffs to transport fishers, divers, and/or sponge hookers; or to tow and position fishing equipment.

27) Sell catches by contacting and negotiating with buyers or by sending catches to fish auctions.

28) Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.

29) Participate in wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.

30) Share fishing expertise through activities such as writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing and endorsing fishing equipment.

Job Description for "Fisher and Related Fishing Worker" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Fisher and Related Fishing Worker"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-E-C        SOC:  45-3011.00


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