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What Do Fisher and Related Fishing Worker Do?

Position 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.

  • Hire qualified crew members, and assign their duties.
  • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
  • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
  • Stand lookout for schools of fish, and for steering and engine-room watches.
  • Participate in wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
  • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.

Below is a list of the skills most Fishers and Related Fishing Workers say are important on the job.

Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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

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

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  • Choker Hooker
  • Chute Greaser
  • Hooker
  • Waterman

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Fishers and Related Fishing Workers:

What kind of Fisher and Related Fishing Worker requirements are there?

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