Fishers and Related Fishing Workers (45-3011)
Occupation description: Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship. Aquacultural laborers who work on fish farms are included in Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (45-2093).
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Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
Wage data is not available.
Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||183
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||46
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||271
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: No formal educational credential
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Alaska’s Fishermen (November 2012)
Alaska’s Fishermen (November 2007)