6222-Coastal Waters and Deep Sea Fishery Workers

Job Title: 

Coastal Waters and Deep Sea Fishery Workers

Job Description: 

Coastal waters and deep sea fishery workers, alone, or either as skippers or members of fishing crews, catch fish or gather other forms of aquatic life in deep sea, inland or coastal waters for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.


Tasks include:

  • preparing and repairing nets and other fishing gear and equipment
  • selecting area for fishing, plotting courses and computing navigational positions using compass, charts and other aids
  • commanding and operating fishing vessels to, from and at fishing grounds
  • steering vessels and operating navigational instruments and electronic fishing aids
  • baiting, setting, operating and hauling in fishing gear by hand or using hoisting equipment
  • gathering various forms of aquatic life from shores and shallow waters
  • maintaining engine fishing gear and other on-board equipment
  • keeping records of transactions, fishing activities, weather and sea conditions on ship?s log and estimating costs and budgets
  • cleaning, freezing, icing or salting catch on or offshore, followed by sorting, and storing catch in holds with salt and ice
  • removing catches from fishing equipment, measuring them to ensure compliance with legal size and returning undesirable or illegal catches to the water
  • direct fishing operations and supervising fishing crew members
  • selecting and training vessel crews
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Coastal waters fisherman
Whaler crewman
Kelong fisherman

This unit group excludes

Production manager in agriculture and fisheries (1310)

Specific Occupations: 

Coastal waters/Deep sea fishery worker

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore