Fisherman, Inland Fishing
Minimum ? No entry barrier
Relevant experience in fishing
The tasks a Fisherman, Inland Water is expected to perform include:
Catching and trapping various types of marine life in inland waters, rivers, tanks, channels, creeks etc.
Choosing the right equipment like different types of nets and other fishing gears according to type of fish to be caught
Preparing the net and other required equipment
Laying different types of fishing nets and gears such as, gill nets, cast nets, etc. in the area to be fished
Maintaining the equipment and the deck of the vessel
Storing and selling the captured fishes
Applying salt on the fish to preserve them, if required
Operating and repairing power driven boats, if required
Proficient in fishing methods and techniques
Familiar with all gear and equipment used in fishing
Knowledge of different types of nets and their specific uses
Familiar with different types of boats, their operation and maintenance
Knowledge of different marine life species and their habitat
Proficient in reading weather forecast
Familiar with navigational and communication equipment
Familiar with the preservation requirement of the captured marine life
Skilled in storing techniques of captured marine life
Ability to swim
Expertise and hands-on experience in fishing
Manual dexterity and stability
Ability to work independently
Hardworking and persistent
It is a field job
Work from home is not applicable for this profile
May supervise a team of other fishermen
Part-time and contractual jobs may be available
Local travelling is required
Working hours are not fixed.
Overtime and shift system may be involved.
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
Health risks include exposure to uncertain and harsh weather conditions etc.
Occupational hazards include accidents like drowning, injury to body while handling marine animals like crabs, lobsters, etc.
If the person is self-employed, profit will depend on the type of boat used and marine life captured
For candidates on wage system -INR90 toINR340 per day1
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
The aquaculture sector in India2,3
The 'fisheries and aquaculture sector' is recognised as the sunshine sector in Indian agriculture. It stimulates growth of number of subsidiary industries and is the source of livelihood for a large section of economically backward population, especially fishermen, of the country. It helps in increasing food supply, generating adequate employment opportunities and raising nutritional level. It has a huge export potential and is a big source of foreign exchange earnings for the country.
There are a large number of fish workers engaged in inland fishing on the numerous rivers that crisscross the country. The inland fishing sector comprises of a water-spread of about 6.87 million hectares (brackish water- 1.4 million hectares, reservoirs ? 1.97 million hectares, tanks and ponds ? 2.2 million hectares, oxbow lakes and derelict water ? 1.3 million hectares) and 0.16 million km of rivers and canals with immense scope and potential for capture and culture fisheries. Nearly 70% of the 0.71 million fish workers in India, fish in rivers, reservoirs, lakes and other inland waters.
Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities4
National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India,P. Box No. 1801, Cochin - 682 016, Kerala http://ifpkochi.nic.in /
Fishery Survey of India Botawala Chambers Sir P.M. Road, Fort Mumbai ? 400001
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology CIFT Junction, Willingdon Island Matsyapuri P.O., Cochin-682 029, Kerala Ph: 0484-2412300; Fax: 091-484-2668212 www.cift.res.in
CIFNET, The Director, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016 Phone: 0484 2351610 http://www.cifnet.nic.in/