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Master Fisher

 
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General Overview:

Controls fishing operations to catch and preserve fish, crustacea and molluscs.

Tasks Include:

  • directs fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing grounds, seasons and the capabilities of vessel and crew
  • plots courses and computes positions using navigational aids
  • operates radio, radar, sonar, echo sounder and other navigational and fishing aids
  • monitors and interprets weather patterns and obtains radio weather forecasts
  • uses nets, lines, poles, pots and traps at varying depths to catch fish, molluscs and crustacea
  • supervises and assists crew in fishing operations and sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating the catch
  • supervises and assists in the loading, unloading and storage of supplies, equipment and catch
  • records daily activities in ships logs, keeps accounts and maintains records of catch
  • inspects vessels and gear to ensure proper maintenance and oversees repair or replacement of defective items
  • may harvest shellfish from sea bed using towed dredges or rakes
 
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