Fishing vessel deckhands prepare nets, lines, and other fishing tackle, and operate fishing gear to catch fish/other marine life.
They clean, sort, and pack fish; stow catch in holds; repair nets; splice ropes; and maintain fishing gear. They may also steer
vessels to and from fishing areas and cook meals for crew members.
Trappers set and position traps along trails; maintain trails for access to traplines; operate snowmobiles or travel on foot,
snowshoes, or skis to patrol traplines; kill/skin catch for pelts; and treat/market pelts. They also trap live animals for
sale/relocation purposes, and trap designated animals for bounty/other animal control programs. They may monitor animal
populations to ensure future sustainability.
Hunters operate boats/snowmobiles or travel on foot to reach hunting areas; kill wild animals with firearms/other weapons;
skin animals for pelts; and treat, pack, and transport pelts to processing plants/public auctions.
1. Different backgrounds are required depending on your area of work.
2. To be a fishing vessel deckhand, you must have a commercial fishing licence.
3. You receive on-the-job training.
4. To be a trawlerman or woman, you need a minimum of one year's experience.
5. To be a trapper or hunter, you may need trapping or hunting courses in your province/territory of work and a trapping or hunting licence.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
3. Physical Education
4. First Aid
The average hourly wages for Other Fishing and Trapping Occupations is $13.91/HR, which is below average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.