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Fishing Skipper

Kaiurungi Hao Ika

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Fishing skippers are responsible for running a fishing boat. Responsibilities range from navigating the vessel and organising the crew, to catching and processing fish.


Inshore fishing skippers usually earn

$40K-$80K per year

Deep-sea fishing skippers usually earn

$130K-$280K per year

Source: New Zealand Maritime School

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a fishing skipper are average, but expected to improve due to an ageing workforce.
A deep-sea fishing boat moored at a wharf at night

A deep-sea fishing boat being loaded with provisions

Last updated 12 June 2017