8441 – Fishing vessel deckhands
Fishing vessel deckhands perform a variety of manual tasks on commercial fishing voyages, and maintain fishing vessels. They are employed by establishments that operate commercial fishing vessels and by self-employed fishermen/women.
Index of titles
Fishing vessel checkerman/woman
Fishing vessel crewman/woman
Fishing vessel deckhand
Fishing vessel icer
Fishing vessel netmender
Fishing vessel rollerman/woman
Fishing vessel skiffman/woman
Offshore trawler deckhand
Shellfish harvester deckhand
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Prepare nets, lines and other fishing tackle, and operate fishing gear to catch fish and other marine life
Sort, return protected species to the water, clean and pack fish in ice and stow catch in hold
Repair nets, splice ropes and maintain fishing gear and other deck equipment
Clean deck surfaces and fish hold
Handle anchors and mooring lines during docking and undocking procedures
May steer vessels to and from fishing areas
May prepare and cook meals for crew members.
There are no specific educational requirements.
On-the-job training is provided.
Marine Emergency Duties certificate is required by Transport Canada.
A deckhand training program may be required.
Trawlermen/women require at least one year of experience.
Fishing vessel deckhands require a commercial fishing licence.
Fishing vessel deckhands may become skippers upon acquiring an entry licence and a boat.
Fishing vessel deckhands may progress to watchkeeper or mate positions with additional training.
Deck officers, water transport (2273)
Fishing masters and officers (8261)