Fishers and Related Fishing Workers:

Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 54
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -2.27 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Capture or kill animals
Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment
Plant agricultural crops
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Stand watch on vessel
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Stack containers, materials, or products

Handling and Moving Objects

Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Store meat, poultry, or fish to protect against decay or contamination
Handle boat or ship tie-off lines
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing
Attach equipment extensions or accessories
Position animal trapping or capture equipment
Repair watercraft gear such as fishing nets
Maintain inventories of materials, products, or goods

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Pilot water vessels
Operate ships or other watercraft
Transport cargo
Steer vessel, vehicle, or craft
Recover underwater material or objects

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Observe fish, beds, or ponds
Determine positions of celestial bodies for navigational purposes
Monitor number or type of fish reared or harvested
Culture fish in open and closed aquaculture systems
Monitor performance of others

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Related Licensing Requirements

Bait Dealer's License (18-0000000157)

IC 14-22-16 Chapter 16. Bait Dealer's License IC 14-22-16-1 Application; fee Sec. 1. (a) A person engaging in or continuing to engage in the business of taking, catching, selling, or bartering live minnows and crayfish for bait shall file an application with the division for a bait dealer's license. The application and the license must be on forms prescribed by the director. (b) The fee for a license is as follows: (1) Ten dollars ($10) for residents. (2) Fifty dollars ($50) for nonresidents. As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. IC 14-22-16-2 Issuance Sec. 2. The director:(1) may, after investigation, issue a license to the applicant; or (2) shall, if the applicant is engaged in hatching and raising the applicant's own stock, issue a license. As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. IC 14-22-16-3 Expiration Sec. 3. A license expires December 31 following the date of issue. As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. IC 14-22-16-4 Permit to possess minnows or crayfish Sec. 4. A person desiring to possess in Indiana at one (1) time more than: (1) five hundred (500) live minnows; or (2) five hundred (500) live crayfish; not intended for the purpose of engaging in the business of taking, catching, selling, or bartering live minnows or crayfish for bait must procure a permit to possess the minnows or crayfish.

- Indiana Department of Natural Resources~Division of Fish and Wildlife (3172336527)

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