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.

Select Tools
Air hornsAll terrain vehicles ATVAmmunition magazines
Anchor chainsAnchor release hooksAnchors
Arrow pullersArrow restsArrow sharpeners
Arrow squaring devicesArrow straightenersArrow stripping tools
Bait freezersBait netsBalloon trawls
Beach seinesBench-mounted crimpersBilge pumping systems
BipodsBlack powder pistolsBlack powder revolvers
Black powder riflesBlindsBoat hooks
Bodygrip trapsBolt action riflesBone crushers
Bone sawsBoning knivesBore lights
Bore swabsBow camerasBow hunting arm guards
Bow hunting glovesBow pressesBow stabilizers
Bow stringersBowlegsBox traps
BrailersBreak action riflesBreak-action pistols
Broadhead wrenchesBronze brushesBullet buoys
Bullet micrometersBullet puller colletsBullet pullers
Cable cuttersCable hoistsCamp axes
Caper knivesCappersCase tumblers
Cast netsChain stoppersChamber brushes
Choke tube wrenchesChoke tubesClaw hammers
Cleaning jagsClimbing strapsCocking aids
Coilspring trapsCollarum snaresCommercial fish or shark hooks
Commercial fishing line sinkersCommercial fishing vessel lifeboatsCompound bows
Crab netsCrab potsCrab tongs
Cross country skisCrossbow broadheadsCrossbows
Danish seinesDeck winchesDehookers
Digital laser rangefindersDigital spring balance scalesDip nets
Dirt siftersDistress flagsDistress flares
Dog training dummiesDog training dummy launchersDogbones
Double-action revolversDownriggersDrift nets
DroguesDrowning locksDuck boat paddles
Eel trapsElectric bottom-fishing reelsElectric windlasses
Emergency first aid kitsEmergency position-indicating radio beaconsFathometer sonar equipment
Finger tabsFire startersFish finders
Fish magnetsFish potsFish tag guns
Fish transfer pumpsFishing dinghiesFishing dredges
Fishing life preserversFishing pliersFishing poles
Fishing rowboatsFishing scissorsFishing spears
Fishing utility knivesFixed blade knivesFixed-blade knives
Fleshing knivesFloat linesFoam-filled marine fenders
Folding knivesFolding sawsFoot traps
Fur combsGaffsGambrels
Game callsGame cartsGame scales
Game shearsGame sledsGame straps
Garmin Topo U.S. 100KGill netsGillnetters
GroundlinesGun visesGunsmith screwdrivers
Gypsy hoistsHalf-face respiratorsHand capstans
Hand crimpersHand guardsHand saws
Hand trowelsHand windlassesHand-held radios
Handheld global positioning system receivers GPSHandlinesHarpoons
Haul linesHeadlampsHearing enhancement aids
HeatseekersHog slammersHolsters
Hook countersHook filesHook timers
Hoop netsHunting arrowsHunting binoculars
Hunting boatsHunting decoysHunting ear muffs
Hunting flashlightsHunting gogglesHunting gun cases
Hunting handgunsHunting hatchetsHunting knee pads
Hunting machetesHunting pliersHunting safety harnesses
Hunting shotgunsHunting snowmobilesHunting trucks
Hunting utility knivesHunting vestsHunting waders
HuntingSouth HuntSmartHydraulic capstansHydraulic windlasses
Ice shovelsImmersion suitsInflatable life rafts
Infrared game camerasJ-hook toolsJaw traps
Jigging machinesJigsKnife sharpeners
Knuckle-boom cranesLaptop computersLarge decked fishing vessels
Laser sightsLeader cartsLever action rifles
Life throw ringsLine haulersLine setters
Live trapsLobster potsLobster traps
LongbowsLongline blocksLongline haulers
Longline snapsLongline spoolsLongspring traps
Magnetic compassesMarine fire extinguishersMarine first aid equipment
Marine hard hatsMarine radar navigation systemsMarine radar reflectors
Marine sextantsMechanical releasesMidwater trawls
MonocularsMooring buoysMooring lines
Multibeam sonar equipmentMuzzleloader scopesNet cleaning machines
Net haulersNight vision binocularsNight vision goggles
Night vision scopesNipple picksNipple wrenches
Noose polesOtter trawlsPack saws
Pair trawlsPatch pullersPersonal computers
Personal floatation devicesPipe cleanersPlaners
Pneumatic hog ring toolsPneumatic marine fendersPolyballs
Pot haulersPound netsPowder measures
Power blocksPriming toolsPropane lanterns
Pulse trawlsPump action riflesPurse seines
QuiversRadio buoysRadio direction finders RDF
Radio headsetsRatchet shearsRecurve bows
Reloading calipersReloading diesReloading powder funnels
Reloading pressesRifle borescopesRifle scopes
Safety vestsSatellite radiosScottish seines
Scuba diving equipmentSearchlight sonarsSeiners
Semi-automatic riflesSet netsShooting glasses
Shooting sticksShotgun scopesShrimp winches
Signal mirrorsSingle-action revolversSink lines
SkiffsSkinning knivesSlat boxes
Small decked fishing vesselsSnaresSnatch blocks
SnowshoesSonic cleanersSpace blankets
SpotlightsSpotting scopesStake nets
Stake pullersStow netsString silencers
Strobe lightsSurvival pocket knivesTablet computers
Tactical axesThimblesThread cleaning tools
Throwing axesTogglesTrail cameras
Trammel netsTranquilizer gunsTrap harnesses
Trap settersTrap setting tongsTrap stakes
Trap triggersTrawlersTree steps
Trigger locksTrigger pull gaugesTriplex trawls
TrollersTrolling blocksTrotlines
Tunnel trapsUndecked fishing vesselsVery high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems
Viewing equipment tripodsWater purifiersWeather alert radios
Weir trapsWildlife food plot spreadersWire rope cutters
Wood shell blocksWrist slings

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