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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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Enterprising

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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Physical parts of the vessel

    Detailed knowledge of the different physical components of the vessel. Provide maintenance and care to ensure optimal operations.

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Deterioration of fish products

    Process of decomposition and spoilage of fish products: physical, enzymatic, microbiological and chemical processes occurring after harvesting.

  • Fishing gear

    Identification of the different gear used in capture fisheries and their functional capacity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Preserve fish products

    Place and classify fish products for proper conservation. Maintain suitable conditions for the conservation of fishery products.

  • Assist emergency services

    Assist the police and emergency services where needed.

  • 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 environmentally-sustainable work practices

    Apply principles, policies and regulations aimed at environmental sustainability in the workplace.

  • Operate fish capture equipment

    Operate fish capture equipment, for grading, sampling or harvesting purposes.

  • Assist anchoring operations

    Assist during anchoring operations; operate equipment and assist in anchor manoeuvres.

  • Operate fishing equipment machinery

    Set up and operate machinery to form fishing equipment or accesories such as rods, hooks and lines.

  • Swim

    Move through water by means of the limbs.

  • 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.

  • Support vessel manoeuvres

    Participate in manoeuvres at port: berthing, anchoring and other mooring operations. Contribute to a safe navigational watch.

  • Follow hygienic practices in fishery operations

    Comply with the right regulations and practices for hygienically handling fishery related tasks and responsibilities in fishery operations.

  • 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.

  • Handle fish products

    Handle fish with care and hygiene required to maintain quality. Adequately prepare fish products for storage.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain vessel safety and emergency equipment operate echo sounding equipment use radar navigation collect weather-related data survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment secure ships using rope communicate using the global maritime distress and safety system fisheries management operate fish processing equipment radars maintain ship logs remove parts of fish fire-fighting systems handle cargo assist in maritime rescue operations prepare lifeboats wash decks of ships support fishery training procedures manage engine-room resources analyse weather forecast report to captain extinguish fires global maritime distress and safety system coordinate the ship crew conduct on board safety inspections use maritime english prepare deck equipment operate traditional water depth measurement equipment fish anatomy wash gutted fish sell fish and seafood operate ship rescue machinery unmoor vessels international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships