Catches fin fish, shellfish, and other marine life, using equipment such as nets, traps, or dredges.

This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Natural Resource Systems pathway.

  • Attaches nets, slings, hooks, blades, and lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, and dredges.
  • Connects accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, and markers to nets, lines, and traps.
  • Loads and unloads equipment and supplies aboard vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
  • Lubricates, adjusts, and makes minor repairs to engines and fishing equipment.
  • Places catch in a container, and stows it in the hold with salt and ice.
  • Plans fishing operations, establishing the fish to be sought, location, method of capture, and trip duration.
  • Pulls and guides nets, traps, and lines onto vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
  • Removes catch from fishing equipment, and uses measuring equipment to ensure compliance with legal size.
  • Returns undesirable or illegal catches to the water.
  • Washes decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergent, and water.
  • Active listening – medium (level 3)
  • Writing – low (level 2)
  • Speaking – medium (level 3)
  • Mathematics – medium (level 3)
  • Science – low (level 2)
  • Critical thinking – medium (level 3)
  • Active learning – medium (level 4)
  • Learning strategies – medium (level 3)
  • Monitoring – medium (level 4)