Spending time at sea, assisting in the operation of vessels, fishing and harvesting seafood.
What do deckhands do at work?
- Assist with berthing, casting off and anchoring vessels.
- Assist with operating, maintaining, and cleaning vessels and equipment.
- Seeding mussel lines.
- Environmental testing
- Farm maintenance.
- Process and pack.
- Carry out emergency drills and procedures.
Skills & Knowledge.
- Rope handling
- Use of knots and lashings.
- Mending nets & splicing wires/ropes
- Maintaining machinery & equipment
- Harvesting/fishing skills
- Fish/ seafood processing skills
- Safety at sea, first aid, firefighting, emergency procedures
Is this the career for you? Find out more
$60,000 - $80,000 per year
Find out its like to be a deckhand
See MFA's crew induction video