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Fisherman or Woman

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Fishermen or women, 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 fishermen and women 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
4371
0.3 %
RISE
2022
4383
  United Kingdom
2017
18492
2.3 %
RISE
2022
18924

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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

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

Sea Fish Industry Authority
Tel: 0131 558 3331
E-mail: seafish@seafish.co.uk
Website: http://www.seafish.org
Twitter: @seafishuk

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