Fishing net maker

A 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.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to fishing net maker:

drift net maker
fisheries net maker
maker of fishing nets

Minimum qualifications

No formal educational credential is generally required to work as a fishing net maker.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Fishing net maker is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Fishing net maker career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to fishing net maker.

fisheries assistant engineer
fisheries deckhand
fisheries master
deep-sea fishery worker

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of fishing net maker. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of fishing net maker with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

fisheries observer
fisheries refrigeration engineer
marine chief engineer
aquaculture quality supervisor
deck officer

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of fishing net maker.

  • Fishing gear: Identification of the different gear used in capture fisheries and their functional capacity.
  • Pollution prevention: The processes used to prevent pollution: precautions to pollution of the environment, procedures to counter pollution and associated equipment, and possible measures to protect the environment.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of fishing net maker. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Fisheries management: The principles, methods and equipment used in population management applied to fisheries: the concept of catch, by-catch, fishing effort, maximum sustainable yield, different sampling methods and how to use sampling material.
  • International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships: The fundamental principals and requirements laid in the International Regulation for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL): Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil, Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk, prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form, Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships, Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships, Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships.
  • Fishing vessels: Denomination of the different elements and equipment of fishing vessels.
  • Risks associated with undertaking fishing operations: General risks occuring when working on fishing boats and specific risks occurring only in some fishing modalities. Prevention of threats and accidents.
  • Quality of fish products: Factors affecting the quality of fish products. For instance, differences between species, impact of the fishing gears and parasite influence on the preservation of quality.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of fishing net maker. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Work in outdoor conditions: Can cope with the different climate conditions such as heat, rain, cold or in strong wind.
  • Use fishing vessel equipment: Dispose fishing gear and ship’s deck for successful extraction activities as directed by the superior. Run shooting and hauling gear operations for its optimal performance.
  • Handle cargo: Manage safely the mechanical elements in the loading and unloading of cargo and stores. Stowing and unstowing of products following instructions.

ISCO group and title

7318 – Handicraft workers in textile, leather and related materials

  1. Fishing net maker – ESCO
  2. Featured image: By Hesham Ebaid – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
Last updated on October 7, 2022

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