Skipper

Skippers are responsible for running a fishing boat. Responsibilities range from navigating the vessel and organizing the crew to catching/ harvesting and processing.


What do Fishing Skippers do at work?

  • Hire, direct & mentor crew
  • Navigate fishing boats to and from grounds.
  • Manage the deck and fishing duties.
  • Keep records.
  • Ensure safety of ship and crew.
  • Ensure equipment is properly maintained.


Qualifications

NCEA Level 2 with at least 10 points in Numeracy


Entry Requirements

  • Previous experience
  • Sea time
  • Maritime NZ relevant qualifications


Is this the career for you? Find out more


Progression.

To become a skipper, many people start as a deckhand and work their way up.

Check out Aidan's career pathway

Pay

Average earnings $72,000 - $110,000 per year


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