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Fishing Vessel Worker

Fishing vessel workers setting up equipment on a boat

Fishing vessel workers, also called fishing deckhands, work on fishing boats such as trawlers, drifters, factory ships or small inshore boats. They go to sea to catch fish and shellfish.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Pay for fishing vessel workers can vary greatly, depending on experience, the size of the vessel they work on and also the type of fish or seafood being caught. It is common to be paid a ‘crew share’, which is a percentage of the profit of the catch, but some may be paid an agreed fee with a smaller percentage share.

Payment arrangements can vary depending on the size of the vessel and type of fishing, for example pots and traps or trawling.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Employers include large companies and small family businesses.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3320
1.9 %
RISE
2029
3382
  United Kingdom
2024
30953
3.6 %
RISE
2029
32077

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

Scottish Fisherman's Federation (SFF)
Tel: 01224 646944
E-mail: sff@sff.co.uk
Website: http://www.sff.co.uk
Twitter: @sff_uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sff.uk?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

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