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Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Job Information

Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.


  • This occupation is characterized by strenuous work, long hours, seasonal employment, and some of the most hazardous conditions in the workforce.
  • About 56 percent of all workers are self-employed, among the highest proportions in the workforce.
  • Fishers usually begin as deckhands and acquire their occupational skills on the job.
  • Employment is projected to decline moderately.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $27,000/yr ($13.50/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma