Profession deep-sea fishery worker
Deep-sea fishery workers, as skippers or members of fishing vessel crews, catch deep-sea fish, for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.
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- Realistic / Enterprising
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- Quality of fish products
Factors affecting the quality of fish products. For instance, differences between species, impact of the fishing gears and parasite influence on the preservation of quality.
- Health and safety regulations
Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.
- Functions of vessel deck equipment
Know and control deck and safety equipment and vessel lifting facilities.
- Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the guidelines established for professional fishers.
- Fishing gear
Identification of the different gear used in capture fisheries and their functional capacity.
- Deterioration of fish products
Process of decomposition and spoilage of fish products: physical, enzymatic, microbiological and chemical processes occurring after harvesting.
- Physical parts of the vessel
Detailed knowledge of the different physical components of the vessel. Provide maintenance and care to ensure optimal operations.
- Risks associated with undertaking fishing operations
General risks occuring when working on fishing boats and specific risks occurring only in some fishing modalities. Prevention of threats and accidents.
- Vessel safety equipment
Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of safety equipment used in vessels, including devices such as lifeboats, life rings, splash doors and fire doors, sprinkler systems, etc. Operate equipment during emergency situations.
- Fisheries legislation
The study and analysis of different fisheries management approaches taking into account international treaties and industry norms in order to analyze fisheries management regulations.
- International regulations for preventing collisions at sea
Fundamental aspects of the international regulations to prevent collisions at sea, such as the conduct of vessels in sight of one another, navigation lights and markers, major light and accoustic signals, maritime signalling and buoys.
- Maintain safe navigation watches
Observe principles in keeping a navigation watch. Take over, accept and pass on a watch. Steer the vessel and perform routine duties undertaken during a watch. Observe safety and emergency procedures. Observe safety precautions during a watch and take immediate actions in the event of fire or accident.
- Operate fishing equipment machinery
Set up and operate machinery to form fishing equipment or accesories such as rods, hooks and lines.
Move through water by means of the limbs.
- Handle fish products
Handle fish with care and hygiene required to maintain quality. Adequately prepare fish products for storage.
- Assist in ship maintenance
Contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair using painting, lubrication and cleaning materials and equipment. Execute routine maintenance and repair procedures. Dispose safely waste materials. Apply, maintain and use hand and power tools.
- Assist anchoring operations
Assist during anchoring operations; operate equipment and assist in anchor manoeuvres.
- Preserve fish products
Place and classify fish products for proper conservation. Maintain suitable conditions for the conservation of fishery products.
- Use fishing vessel equipment
Dispose fishing gear and ship's deck for successful extraction activities as directed by the superior. Run shooting and hauling gear operations for its optimal performance.
- Operate fish capture equipment
Operate fish capture equipment, for grading, sampling or harvesting purposes.
- Support vessel manoeuvres
Participate in manoeuvres at port: berthing, anchoring and other mooring operations. Contribute to a safe navigational watch.
- Assist emergency services
Assist the police and emergency services where needed.
- Follow verbal instructions
Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.
- Work in outdoor conditions
Can cope with the different climate conditions such as heat, rain, cold or in strong wind.
- Operate ship equipment
Operate ship equipment such as engines and generators, winches, and HVAC systems. Assume responsibility for all exterior equipment, as well as some interior. Ensure that deck equipment is operated safely.
- Follow hygienic practices in fishery operations
Comply with the right regulations and practices for hygienically handling fishery related tasks and responsibilities in fishery operations.