Job Profile:      Abalone Fisherman

Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

Job Information

Select Tasks
Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land. Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas. Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured. Maintain and repair trapping equipment. Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used. Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs. Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size. Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment. Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation. Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts. Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them.
Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges. Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities. Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses. Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages. Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality. Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water. Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey. Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment. Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle.
Direct fishing or hunting operations, and supervise crew members. Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to see details at a distance. The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions. The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting. The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated. The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Tools Used
Air horns All terrain vehicles ATV Ammunition magazines
Anchor chains Anchor release hooks Anchors
Arrow pullers Arrow rests Arrow sharpeners
Arrow squaring devices Arrow straighteners Arrow stripping tools
Bait freezers Bait nets Balloon trawls
Beach seines Bench-mounted crimpers Bilge pumping systems
Bipods Black powder pistols Black powder revolvers
Black powder rifles Blinds Boat hooks
Bodygrip traps Bolt action rifles Bone crushers
Bone saws Boning knives Bore lights
Bore swabs Bow cameras Bow hunting arm guards
Bow hunting gloves Bow presses Bow stabilizers
Bow stringers Bowlegs Box traps
Brailers Break action rifles Break-action pistols
Broadhead wrenches Bronze brushes Bullet buoys
Bullet micrometers Bullet puller collets Bullet pullers
Cable cutters Cable hoists Camp axes
Caper knives Cappers Case tumblers
Cast nets Chain stoppers Chamber brushes
Choke tube wrenches Choke tubes Claw hammers
Cleaning jags Climbing straps Cocking aids
Coilspring traps Collarum snares Commercial fish or shark hooks
Commercial fishing line sinkers Commercial fishing vessel lifeboats Compound bows
Crab nets Crab pots Crab tongs
Cross country skis Crossbow broadheads Crossbows
Danish seines Deck winches Dehookers
Digital laser rangefinders Digital spring balance scales Dip nets
Dirt sifters Distress flags Distress flares
Dog training dummies Dog training dummy launchers Dogbones
Double-action revolvers Downriggers Drift nets
Drogues Drowning locks Duck boat paddles
Eel traps Electric bottom-fishing reels Electric windlasses
Emergency first aid kits Emergency position-indicating radio beacons Fathometer sonar equipment
Finger tabs Fire starters Fish finders
Fish magnets Fish pots Fish tag guns
Fish transfer pumps Fishing dinghies Fishing dredges
Fishing life preservers Fishing pliers Fishing poles
Fishing rowboats Fishing scissors Fishing spears
Fishing utility knives Fixed blade knives Fixed-blade knives
Fleshing knives Float lines Foam-filled marine fenders
Folding knives Folding saws Foot traps
Fur combs Gaffs Gambrels
Game calls Game carts Game scales
Game shears Game sleds Game straps
Garmin Topo U.S. 100K Gill nets Gillnetters
Groundlines Gun vises Gunsmith screwdrivers
Gypsy hoists Half-face respirators Hand capstans
Hand crimpers Hand guards Hand saws
Hand trowels Hand windlasses Hand-held radios
Handheld global positioning system receivers GPS Handlines Harpoons
Haul lines Headlamps Hearing enhancement aids
Heatseekers Hog slammers Holsters
Hook counters Hook files Hook timers
Hoop nets Hunting arrows Hunting binoculars
Hunting boats Hunting decoys Hunting ear muffs
Hunting flashlights Hunting goggles Hunting gun cases
Hunting handguns Hunting hatchets Hunting knee pads
Hunting machetes Hunting pliers Hunting safety harnesses
Hunting shotguns Hunting snowmobiles Hunting trucks
Hunting utility knives Hunting vests Hunting waders
HuntingSouth HuntSmart Hydraulic capstans Hydraulic windlasses
Ice shovels Immersion suits Inflatable life rafts
Infrared game cameras J-hook tools Jaw traps
Jigging machines Jigs Knife sharpeners
Knuckle-boom cranes Laptop computers Large decked fishing vessels
Laser sights Leader carts Lever action rifles
Life throw rings Line haulers Line setters
Live traps Lobster pots Lobster traps
Longbows Longline blocks Longline haulers
Longline snaps Longline spools Longspring traps
Magnetic compasses Marine fire extinguishers Marine first aid equipment
Marine hard hats Marine radar navigation systems Marine radar reflectors
Marine sextants Mechanical releases Midwater trawls
Monoculars Mooring buoys Mooring lines
Multibeam sonar equipment Muzzleloader scopes Net cleaning machines
Net haulers Night vision binoculars Night vision goggles
Night vision scopes Nipple picks Nipple wrenches
Noose poles Otter trawls Pack saws
Pair trawls Patch pullers Personal computers
Personal floatation devices Pipe cleaners Planers
Pneumatic hog ring tools Pneumatic marine fenders Polyballs
Pot haulers Pound nets Powder measures
Power blocks Priming tools Propane lanterns
Pulse trawls Pump action rifles Purse seines
Quivers Radio buoys Radio direction finders RDF
Radio headsets Ratchet shears Recurve bows
Reloading calipers Reloading dies Reloading powder funnels
Reloading presses Rifle borescopes Rifle scopes
Safety vests Satellite radios Scottish seines
Scuba diving equipment Searchlight sonars Seiners
Semi-automatic rifles Set nets Shooting glasses
Shooting sticks Shotgun scopes Shrimp winches
Signal mirrors Single-action revolvers Sink lines
Skiffs Skinning knives Slat boxes
Small decked fishing vessels Snares Snatch blocks
Snowshoes Sonic cleaners Space blankets
Spotlights Spotting scopes Stake nets
Stake pullers Stow nets String silencers
Strobe lights Survival pocket knives Tablet computers
Tactical axes Thimbles Thread cleaning tools
Throwing axes Toggles Trail cameras
Trammel nets Tranquilizer guns Trap harnesses
Trap setters Trap setting tongs Trap stakes
Trap triggers Trawlers Tree steps
Trigger locks Trigger pull gauges Triplex trawls
Trollers Trolling blocks Trotlines
Tunnel traps Undecked fishing vessels Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems
Viewing equipment tripods Water purifiers Weather alert radios
Weir traps Wildlife food plot spreaders Wire rope cutters
Wood shell blocks Wrist slings

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