Ok, so I plan on moving to California and for a job i would like to be a captain on my own fishing vessel. But i was wondering, how big does the boat need to be for commercial fishing, what requirements do i have to meet to be a certified captain, how much would the boat and gear cost total, and where are some good places to live? I am basically moving out with very little money. So do i need a giant commercial boat at first, or can i make my way to that point with a relatively small vessel?
I am very interested in Alaskan crab fishing but i couldn't find any good online resources as well I'm a Canadian so i think i would need a work visa also if any one has any good advice or knowledge please share thanks
I love being on the water. I know there is fishing and marine biology, but what else?
Looking for info. on attaining my captains license and getting the experience I would need to work towards that goal. I currently live on the east coast at he shore in NJ.
I know u dont always need qualifications. But im female so im guessing id have a better chance if i have something behind me.
When I watch films about pirates, you often see pirates climbing from one ship to another.
How easy would it be for a pirate ship to board another ship in real life?
If the other ship was still, would it be easy for the pirate ship to slow down quickly to board it?
Thanks for all the answers. This is a hard one to make a choice on as there are so many good answers, so I will put it to the vote.
I'm doing my yachtmaster and just wonder if I come anywhere close.
My goal is to captain a tugboat. Yes, it's an obscure goal, but I have made it mine. Anyway, I realize that this is going to take a lot of hard work; years of it, in fact. I have discovered, through an answer on YahooAnswers by 'Tom', that the first step is to become certified as a deckhand. However, I don't know how to do this. Another answer, given by 'Captain Jack', stated that to become certified as a deckhand, you need to go through a test that involves physical efforts, such as lowering lifeboats. However, how does one gain experience for this? You can't just get hired on a boat and learn on the job, can you? Is there a college course for this (if there is, that works, because I'm only 17)?
Also, if I am wrong about the first step, can somebody tell me what I ACTUALLY have to do? Thank you!
Most specifically, that involve being on boats. I'm not really looking for something that's science related, more like cargo, or shipping or something. Hell, anything'll do....but I'd prefer the latter. Thanks in advance. Oh, and please don't say pirate. I'm looking for something modern. Thanks. ^_^
All the sights i've been to or found (online) are requesting a fee for applying to get a job on commercial fishing boats. I know there is a way to apply online for free but can't find it
I am interested in doing this. What kind of shape should I be in? I am in shape now, but I am looking for more specifics to see if I need work in anything such as be able to run 3 miles or 3 miles in 18 minutes, bench 200 lbs or consistently lift and move 50 lbs of weight around all day.
I'm sure I can handle this, and am actually looking forward to living on a ship and working hard to make my money.
I would also like tips on getting into this industry also. Thanks!
Say i wanted to become a commercial fisherman as a side job.. how much money could i make off being a charter fisherman in new england????
To work on a fishing vessel
Is being the owner of a fishing boat a good way to make money?
Let's say you invest in a well put together fishing vessel about 70 feet or more possibly a longliner worth over 100k and you are the owner. Is that a good way to make money. You yourself don't have to go do the dangerous job, others do it for you and there is a lot of money in the fishing game with the right amount of luck.Get insurance on your boat in case it sinks or something else happens. Is it worth it?? In an investment kind of way.
A Fisherman’s Life
Here I am out at sea
Doing my thing what I was born to be, a fisherman
I came a long way and learned quite a bit. When a 168 ft crab boat has a list that’s guaranteed money in my fist
I have little fish running through my veins, it consists of fish that I slaughtered and slain
Now this fisherman feels no pain
17 hour shifts I can now do standing on my head but still count down the days when I can be in my own bed
With my family is where I belong But I keep on leaving for the Bering sea saying the same thing. “I won’t be gone for long.”
I take pride in what I’ve become, a Bering Sea fisherman
Few have what it takes, most won’t even try, they say its outrageous
For me it all started on the fishing vessel courageous.
Salmon, halibut, herring, black cod, P. cod and turbin, diver, gillnetter, seiner
Hand baited, snapped, conventional, auto baiter, deck boss and captained
I know I have what it takes to do what I do
70 mph winds 30 foot swells, being rollerman out here is a dream come true
The people back home would never believe that I’ve seen
All I could do is look up at this monstrous wave and tighten up my spleen
I get hit so hard, washed across the deck sliding on my back thinking man the Bering Sea cuts no slack
The captain tells me “get up! His deck is not a bed”
Bloody nose and bruised I’m up in a second
Back to the drawing board
Gaffing fish in the head
Sixteen hours go by, it’s the end of my shift
Crazed and dazed I walk to the galley with one big eye
Everyone on the boat knows this time of day you don’t talk with the big guy
86 days is how long I been at sea
I know when I see my wife she’ll be happy as can be
"Princess Cruises is conducting an internal investigation after the captain of one of its ships reportedly ignored a passenger's report of a distress signal and continued on course, rather than coming to the rescue of a stranded Panamanian fishing vessel.
Two of the fishing boat's three crew members later died of dehydration, one day after the encounter with the cruise ship.
Adrian "Santi" Vasquez, 18, set out on a fishing trip Feb. 24, 2012, with two 16-year-old friends, Oropeces Betancourt and Fernando Osario. The trip turned deadly when the trio discovered that the outboard motor on their small fishing vessel, "The Fifty Cent," would not start, leaving them stranded in the middle of the ocean. "
I like this quote best from a reader: " WOW someone in distress at sea, not on a road where they could walk for help. Forget about rules of being a captain, how about basic human kindness. Why would anyone leave someone stranded to suffer like that? I think priorities need to be re-aligned in the universe. Seems everything is becoming perverted, and distorted from what is right in this world." as well as this: "Putting money and timetable ahead of rescue is almost as bad as being a captain who trips and falls into a life boat abandoning his passengers."
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