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Inland and coastal waters fishery workers

Inland and coastal waters fishery workers, alone or as members of fishing-vessel crews, catch fish or gather other forms of aquatic life in inland or coastal waters, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.

Job Definition

(a) preparing and repairing nets and other fishing gear and equipment
(b) selecting area for fishing, plotting courses and computing navigational positions using compass, charts and other aids
(c) operating fishing vessels to, from and at fishing grounds
(d) baiting, setting, operating and hauling in fishing gear by hand or using hoisting equipment
(e) gathering various forms of aquatic life from shores and shallow waters
(f) maintaining engine fishing gear and other on-board equipment
(g) keeping records of transactions, fishing activities, weather and sea conditions and estimating costs and budgets
(h) sorting, and storing catch in holds with salt and ice
(i) removing catches from fishing equipment, measuring them to ensure compliance with legal size and returning undesirable or illegal catches to the water
(j) direct fishing operations, and supervising fishing crew members

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