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Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
(SOC Code : 45-3011)
in California

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
Wages for this occupation in California are not available.

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Commercial Fishing LicenseDepartment of Fish and Wildlife
License and Revenue Branch
Fisherman`s Retail LicenseDepartment of Fish and Wildlife
License and Revenue Branch
Junior Commercial Fishing License Department of Fish and Wildlife
License and Revenue Branch

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting10,53230.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment; and perform minor repairs.
Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
Return undesirable or illegal catches to the water.
Pull and guide nets, traps, and lines onto vessels, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
Direct fishing operations, and supervise fishing crew members.
Signal other workers to move, hoist, and position loads.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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