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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.

Tasks

  • (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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