CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship. Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
 
Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
 
Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment; and perform minor repairs.
 
Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
 
Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
 
Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
 
Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water.
 
Pull and guide nets, traps, and lines onto vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
 
Direct fishing operations, and supervise fishing crew members.
 
Signal other workers to move, hoist, and position loads.
 
Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.
 
Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment such as fuel, netting, and cables.
 
Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, and/or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, and/or dredges.
 
Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
 
Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
 
Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.
 
Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
 
Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
 
Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, and/or tackle.
 
Hire qualified crew members, and assign their duties.
 
Plan fishing operations, establishing the fish to be sought, the fishing location, the method of capture, and the duration of the trip.
 
Stand lookout for schools of fish, and for steering and engine-room watches.
 
Operate rowboats, dinghies, and/or skiffs to transport fishers, divers, and/or sponge hookers; or to tow and position fishing equipment.
 
Sell catches by contacting and negotiating with buyers or by sending catches to fish auctions.
 
Club or gaff large fish to enable hauling them into fishing vessel.
 
Monitor distribution of proceeds from sales of catches to ensure that crew members receive their prearranged portions.
 
Record in logbooks specifics of fishing activities such as dates, harvest areas, yields, and weather and sea conditions.
 
Estimate costs of operations and plan fishing season budgets accordingly.
 
Share fishing expertise through activities such as writing for fishing magazines, hosting television shows, or testing and endorsing fishing equipment.
 
Participate in wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Food Production Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Abalone Fisherman
Albacore Fishing Boat Crewman
Bait Man
Beachman
Billet Cutter
Blue Crabber
Boat Deckhand
Boat Officer
Boat Puller
Captain
Cat Swamper
Catcher
Chain Person
Chain Puller
Chainer
Choker
Choker Hooker
Chummer
Chute Greaser
Chute Tender
Clam Digger
Clam Dredge Boat Captain
Clam Dredger
Clam Picker
Clam Sorter
Clipper
Commercial Crabber
Commercial Fisher
Commercial Fisherman
Commercial Fishing Vessel Operator
Commercial Ocean Clammer
Commercial Shrimping Captain
Crab Catcher
Crab Fisher
Crab Fisherman
Crabber
Crew Member
Cruiser
Deckhand
Deep Sea Diver
Derrick Follower
Digger
Diver
Diving Fisher
Drag Seiner
Dulser
Eeler
First Mate
Fish Pitcher
Fish Seiner
Fish Tender
Fish Trapper
Fish, Frog, or Oyster Farmer
Fisherman
Fisherman Helper
Fishing Boat Captain
Fishing Vessel Captain
Fishing Vessel Deckhand
Fishing Vessel Mate
Fishing Vessel Operator
Fishing Worker
Frog Catcher
Frog Farmer
Gaffman
Gunner
Harpooner
Hook Tender
Hooker
Hooker On
Hooker Up
Hookman
Hunter Skin Diver
Irish Moss Bleacher
Irish Moss Gatherer
Kelp Cutter
Kelp Gatherer
Landing Worker
Line Fisher
Lobster Catcher
Lobster Fisherman
Lobster Man
Lobsterman
Menhaden Fishing Crew Member
Menhaden Vessel Pilot
Moss Bleacher
Moss Gatherer
Mule Rider
Net Fisher
Net Mender
Net Repairer
Netter
Ocean Clam Boat Captain
Otter Trawler Boatswain
Oyster Culler
Oyster Dredger
Oyster Fisherman
Oyster Floater
Oyster Harvester
Oyster Picker
Oyster Planter
Oyster Tonger
Oysterman
Pearl Digger
Pearl Fisherman
Pilot
Planter
Pot Fisher
Purse Seiner
Quahogger
Roller
Salmon Gillnet Vessel Operator
Salmon Troll Fisher
Scallop Dredger
Scalloper
Sea Shell Gatherer
Seafood Fisherman
Seaman
Seaweed Harvester
Second Mate
Second Officer
Shell Fisherman
Shellfish Bed Worker
Shellfish Dredge Operator
Shellfish Grower
Shrimp Trawler
Shrimp Trawler Captain
Shrimper
Shrimping Boat Captain
Skiff Operator
Skipper
Spear Fisher
Sponge Clipper
Sponge Fisherman
Sponge Hooker
Sternman
Striker
Terrapin Fisher
Third Mate
Tonger
Trawler
Troller
Tuna Purse Seiner
Underwater Hunter Trapper
Waterman
Weir Fisher
Weir Fisherman
Whale Fisherman
Wild Oyster Harvester
Wire Web Worker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Farming
Benchmark Title: Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
 
 
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