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Commercial Fishing Jobs
Jobs in the Commercial Fishing Industry
This page has resources for finding jobs in the commercial fishing and seafood industries.
Careers in commercial fishing can take many forms including jobs as a captain, deckhand, engineer or other position.
Other jobs to consider besides working on a vessel are the many services that support the commercial fishing industry.
These include professions such as seafood handling, marine electronics, welding, refrigeration, mechanical repair work, trucking, research, regulatory positions and other trades.
Commercial Fishing Books
Commercial salmon fisheries support jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Commercial salmon fisheries are found in Alaska, British Columbia (Canada), Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.
Links to Commercial Fishing Jobs - Employment
- How to Find Commercial Fishing Jobs in the USA
While novels, movies and reality shows romanticize the lifestyle of fishermen, real life experiences can be quite different. Still the industry needs a new generation of workers and some people manage to enter commercial fishing with little or no exp
- Commercial Fishing Jobs - Employment FAQ
The Commercial Fishing Jobs - Employment FAQ answers some of the most commonly asked questions about commercial fishing jobs.
In some areas, commercial fishing apprenticeship programs help potential fishermen enter the industry. Commercial fishing apprenticeship information is available through state Sea Grant programs, universities, and other entities.