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  • 1) Performs any combination of following duties aboard fishing vessel: Stands lookout, steering, and engine-room watches.

  • 2) Attaches nets, slings, hooks, and other lifting devices to cables, booms, and hoists.

  • 3) Loads equipment and supplies aboard vessel by hand or using hoisting equipment.

  • 4) Signals other workers to move, hoist, and position loads.

  • 5) Rows boats and dinghies and operates skiffs to transport fishers, divers, and sponge hookers and to tow and position nets.

  • 6) Attaches accessories, such as floats, weights, and markers to nets and lines.

  • 7) Pulls and guides nets and lines onto vessel.

  • 8) Removes fish from nets and hooks.

  • 9) Sorts and cleans marine life and returns undesirable and illegal catch to sea.

  • 10) Places catch in containers and stows in hold and covers with salt and ice.

  • 11) Washes deck, conveyors, knives and other equipment, using brush, detergent, and water.

  • 12) Lubricates, adjusts, and makes minor repairs to engines and equipment.

  • 13) Secures and removes vessel's docking lines to and from docks and other vessels.

  • 14) May be designated according to type of vessel worked as Deckhand, Clam Dredge; Deckhand, Crab Boat; Deckhand, Oyster Dredge; Deckhand, Shrimp Boat; Deckhand, Sponge Boat; Deckhand, Tuna Boat.


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