A fisherman holds his lobster pot over the side of his boat ready to throw it out into the sea

Fishing Hand

Fishing Hands catch fish, crustacea and molluscs using nets, pots, lines and traps in ocean and inland waters.

Overview

Fishing Hands catch fish, crustacea and molluscs using nets, pots, lines and traps in ocean and inland waters.

Day-to-day

  • attaches gear and fastens towing cables to nets
  • casts and lowers nets, pots, lines and traps into water
  • prepares lines, attaches running gear and bait, and sets lines into position
  • hauls in fishing gear and removes fish and other marine life
  • sorts, cleans, preserves, stows and refrigerates catch.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Fishing Hand

  • You can work as a Fishing Hand without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I, II or III in fishing operations may be useful.

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