Master Fisher on a commercial fishing ship using a radio for communications and working sea maps

Master Fisher

Master Fishers control fishing vessels and fishing operations to catch and preserve fish, crustacea and molluscs.

Overview

Master Fishers control fishing vessels and fishing operations to catch and preserve fish, crustacea and molluscs.

Day-to-day

  • directs fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • directs crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Master Fisher

  • You usually need relevant experience to work as a Master Fisher. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a certificate III or IV in fishing operations may be useful.

    Take a Diploma of Aquaculture

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