1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Fishing Hand
      Fishing Boat Mate

Catches fish, crustaceans and molluscs in ocean and inland waters.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • attaches gear and fastens towing cables to nets
  • casts or lowers nets, pots, lines or traps into water
  • prepares lines, attaches running gear and bait, and sets lines into position
  • hauls in fishing gear and removes fish and other marine life
  • sorts, cleans, preserves, stows and refrigerates catch
  • repairs and stores nets or lines and assists in the operation and maintenance of vessels and equipment
  • loads, unloads and stows supplies and equipment
  • stands watch travelling to and from fishing grounds
  • operates vessels to troll or trawl across sea bed

Cray Fishing Hand
Prawn Trawler Hand
Purse Seining Hand

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