Alaska Commercial Fishing
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Alaska Fishing Jobs:
Alaska’s fishing industry is the state’s largest private employer and employs over 56,600 people for summer, seasonal and year-round employment plus another 22,000 indirect jobs with the state of Alaska.
Alaska Jobs – Websites
Alaska Fishing Jobs Center
Alaska Job Finder
Alaska Dept. of Labor
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Alaska Jobs – Newspapers:
Chilkat Valley News
Kodiak Daily Mirror
What potential fishing crew members need to know:
Many stories have been told about people who, with no trouble whatsoever, landed a job as a crew member in Alaska’s fishing industry on a fishing boat and made tons of money. There are published materials for sale which boast of lucrative jobs in canneries and on fishing boats. The reality is, that for every success, there are twice as many failures. A prospective crew member’s chance for a profitable season will be enhanced by careful assessment of job openings and close attention to details regarding any job offer.
During harvest seasons, prospective crew members must walk the fishing docks to follow up each word of mouth lead to speak with the skipper personally. The travel and waiting for such an opportunity can be costly, both physically and monetarily. Crew members rarely leave good jobs, so only a small percentage of hopefuls find their berth in this manner.
The cold, hard facts about commercial fishing in Alaska.
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