Deck and Fishing Hand

Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.
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    Overview

    Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

    Day-to-day

    • handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment when berthing and unberthing
    • standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ship's course as directed
    • assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing and securing cargo
    • patrolling ships to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
    • performing routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances
    • attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
    • casting and lowering nets, pots, lines and traps into water
    • preparing lines, attaching running gear and bait, and setting lines into position
    • hauling in fishing gear and removing fish and other marine life
    • sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating catch.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Irregular hours
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Deck and Fishing Hand

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

    Skills employers are looking for

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