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Life As a Fisher and Related Fishing Worker

Fisher & Related Fishing Worker 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.

  • Sell catches by contacting and negotiating with buyers or by sending catches to fish auctions.
  • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
  • Operate rowboats, dinghies, or skiffs to transport fishers, divers, or sponge hookers or to tow and position fishing equipment.
  • Record in logbooks specifics of fishing activities such as dates, harvest areas, yields, and weather and sea conditions.
  • Share fishing expertise through activities such as writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing and endorsing fishing equipment.

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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Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Fishers and Related Fishing Workers may use on a daily basis:

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