Fishing gear

Description

Identification of the different gear used in capture fisheries and their functional capacity.

This applies to “Active” gear like pelagic trawls, purse seines, dredges, as well as to “Passive” gears such as hooks, drift nets, fixed nets, pots, and traps.

Alternative labels

typology of fishing gear
fishing equipment
different fishing equipment
range of fishing equipment
types of fishing equipment
types of fishing gear
range of fishing gear
different fishing gear
typology of fishing equipment

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Fishing gear is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Fisheries deckhand: Fisheries deckhands work on fishing vessels where they carry out fishing related activities. They undertake a wide range of fishing and maritime work on land and at sea, such as handling of fishing gears and catches, communications, supply, seamanship, hospitality and stores.
Deep-sea fishery worker: Deep-sea fishery workers operate on board fishing vessels to catch deep-sea fish for sale or delivery. They use equipment such as rods and nets to catch deep-sea fish according to legislation. Deep-sea fishery workers also transport, handle and preserve fish by salting, icing or freezing them.
Fisheries boatman: Fisheries boatmen operate small boats inshore and near the coast only. They organise, manage and execute shipping activities on deck and with engines. Fisheries boatmen capture and conserve fish or engage in aquaculture operations. They respect the safety conditions and comply with national and international regulations.
Boatswain: Boatswains organise the crew on deck and at the fishing hold to execute the orders received from a superior. They coordinate the operations of maintenance, manoeuvres, assembly and repair of fishing gear and sorting, processing and preserving of the catches while observing the hygienic standards and established safety regulations.
Fisheries master: Fisheries masters plan, manage and execute the activities of fishing vessels inshore, coastal and offshore waters. They direct and control the navigation. Fisheries masters can operate on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more. They control the loading, unloading and stevedoring, as well as the collection, handling, processing and preservation of fishing.
Fisheries observer: Fisheries observers record and report on fishing activity and the level of compliance and enforcement of conservation measures in force in the work area by controlling the position of the vessel, the use of the fishing gear and the catch. They provide the reports required for the scientific monitoring of the fishing area, provide policy advice and plan and coordinate activities.
Fishing net maker: Fishing net makers make and assemble fishing net gear and carry out reparation and maintenance, as directed by the drawings and/or traditional methods.
Fisheries boatmaster: Fisheries boatmasters operate fishing vessels in coastal waters performing operations at the deck and engine. They control the navigation as well as capture and conservation of fish within the established boundaries in compliance with national and international regulations.

Optional knowledge

Fishing gear is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Water-based aquaculture worker: Water-based aquaculture workers carry out manual activities in the ongrowing processes of cultured aquatic organisms in water-based suspended systems (floating or submerged structures). They participate in extraction operations and the handling of organisms for commercialisation. Water-based aquaculture workers maintain and clean facilities (nets, mooring ropes, cages)..

 


 

References

  1. Fishing gear – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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