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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: Maritime New Zealand, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a fishing skipper are average, but expected to improve due to an ageing workforce.
A fishing vessel heads to the mooring for nightfall

Fishing skipper's navigate fishing boats to and from fishing grounds

Last updated 30 May 2018