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Job Title: Commercial Fisherman

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Commercial Fisherman to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining fishing vessels, catching and processing fish, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and safety standards.


  • Operate and maintain fishing vessels, including navigation, steering, and engine systems
  • Use fishing equipment and techniques to catch fish, such as nets, lines, and traps
  • Process and preserve fish, including cleaning, gutting, and packaging
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and safety standards, including fishing quotas, environmental regulations, and vessel safety requirements
  • Maintain accurate records of catch, expenses, and other relevant data
  • Collaborate with other crew members to ensure efficient and effective fishing operations
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on fishing vessels and equipment
  • Communicate with shore-based personnel, such as buyers and suppliers, to coordinate logistics and sales


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid commercial fishing license
  • Experience operating and maintaining fishing vessels
  • Knowledge of fishing equipment and techniques
  • Understanding of relevant regulations and safety standards
  • Physical stamina and strength to perform demanding tasks in challenging conditions
  • Ability to work long hours and irregular schedules, including weekends and holidays
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

Working Conditions: Commercial Fishermen work in a variety of weather conditions and may be exposed to rough seas, high winds, and extreme temperatures. They may also work long hours and irregular schedules, including weekends and holidays. The work can be physically demanding and may require lifting heavy objects and standing for extended periods of time.

Salary: The salary for a Commercial Fisherman varies depending on experience, location, and other factors. It typically ranges from $30,000 to $60,000 per year.

Benefits: Our company offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement savings plans, paid time

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Commercial Fisherman

What is the best way to find and hire a Commercial Fisherman near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Commercial Fisherman applicants. Employers posting their Commercial Fisherman job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Commercial Fisherman applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Commercial Fisherman are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Commercial Fisherman positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Commercial Fisherman role?
SMS has 93% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Commercial Fisherman job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Commercial Fishermen are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 180% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Commercial Fisherman applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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