Fishing Master & Officer Jobs in Canada

Fishing Masters & Officers Jobs in Canada

Fishing in both Atlantic and Pacific oceans remains a robust industry in Canada, and demand for experienced skippers and crew is always high. 
 
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    Edmonton, AB, Alberta Health Services
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8261 Fishing masters and officers

Fishing masters and officers manage and operate saltwater and freshwater fishing vessels greater than 100 gross tonnes to pursue and land fish and other marine life. They are employed by establishments engaged in operating commercial fishing vessels.

Example Titles

captain, offshore fishing vessel
deck officer, fishing vessel
first mate, fishing vessel
fishing vessel boatswain
fishing vessel master
trawler captain

 

 

 

Main duties


Fishing masters and officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Command fishing vessels to catch fish and other marine life
  • Determine areas for fishing, plot courses and compute navigational positions using compasses, charts, tables and other aids
  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments and electronic fishing aids such as echo sounders and chart plotters
  • Direct fishing operations and supervise crew activities
  • Record fishing progress, crew activities, weather and sea conditions on ship's log
  • Select and train vessel crews.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • One to two years of experience as a fishing vessel deckhand is required.
  • Captains require one year of service as officer in charge of the watch.
  • A Fishing Master's Certificate is required for all occupations in this unit group.
  • A commercial fishing licence is required.

Additional information

  • Completion of Transport Canada examinations is required to advance from Fishing Master Class IV through Class I. Training programs are provided in provincial training centres.
  • Progression to merchant or government vessel officer positions (which require a Marine Officer Certificate) is possible with additional training and experience.
 

 

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