Commercial Fisherman Job Description

Commercial fisherman is someone who is actively involved in the catching of commercial quantities of fish.

A commercial fisherman is differentiated from a recreational fisherman.

A commercial fisherman will typically catch and sell their catch, whereas a recreational fisherman will typically enjoy their catch and will attempt to sell it only if they choose to.

Commercial fisherman typically operate fishing boats and sell the fish they catch to wholesale buyers.

These buyers then sell the product to restaurants, grocery stores, or directly to consumers.

Commercial fisherman can be differentiated from recreational fisherman based on the amount of fish they typically catch and the amount of fish that they may sell.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Commercial Fisherman to fill many positions on our team. We're a growing company and we need more talented people like you to help us expand. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Commercial Fisherman Duties:

  • Research, prepare, and submit bids for equipment, supplies, licenses, etc.
  • Negotiate contracts with fishermen, fishermen associations, and related organizations
  • Work with authorities to ensure rules and regulations are followed
  • Update and maintain the company’s vessel maintenance log and vessel records for documentation
  • Maintain all inventory records
  • Attend industry conferences and other networking events
  • Create and maintain warehouse inventory records
  • Attend all company and industry meetings
  • Train new employees
  • Other duties as assigned

Commercial Fisherman Responsibilities:

  • Fish commercially for a variety of species, including salmon, halibut, rockfish, and halibut
  • Work with commercial fishing vessels during various phases of the fishing season, including crewing, bait preparation, and boat maintenance
  • Extensive travel required

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Current U.S. Coast Guard commercial fishing license
  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science or related field
  • Experience working on commercial fishing boats
  • Experience operating and maintaining boat engines
  • Knowledge of fishing regulations

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to our success. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We also value the unique perspectives of veterans and individuals with disabilities.