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Fisher And Related Fishing Worker Job Description

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Position Summary:

1) Steer vessels operate navigational instruments.

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

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

4) Remove catches from fishing equipment measure them to make sure compliance with legal size.

5) Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.

6) Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water.

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

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

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

10) Compute positions plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments like compasses, sextants, and charts.

11) Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment like fuel, netting, and cables.

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

13) Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.

14) Interpret weather vessel conditions to define appropriate responses.

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

16) Connect accessories like floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25) Monitor distribution of proceeds from sales of catches to make sure that crew members receive their prearranged portions.

26) Record in logbooks specifics of fishing activities like dates, harvest areas, yields, and weather sea conditions.

27) Estimate costs of operations plan fishing season budgets accordingly.

28) Share fishing expertise through activities like writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing endorsing fishing equipment.

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

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