Fisher

By Leah Blalock

Job description:

Catches fin fish, shellfish, and other marine life, using equipment such as nets, traps, or dredges

Education or training needed:

High school preferred, plus short term, on-the-job training

3 places where you can recieve an education and/or training for the career:

The U.S. Coast Guard offers programs through its commercial fishing vessel safety school.

You may want to learn about vessel operations through a professional school.

There are no formal education programs for people interested in studying commercial fish harvesting. However, there are a variety of fisheries science programs offered at U.S. schools.

Average yearly salary:

Average Annual Wage $36,900

3 places where you could find employment for this career

  • Women's Fisheries Network
  • American Fisheries Society
  • North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners' Association