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The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs

Mark Maricich

By Mark Maricich

Commercial fishing in Alaska is one of the more lucrative jobs available, with some deck hands making up to $50,000 for a few month's work. The opportunity awaits men and women who are willing to venture north to make their fortunes. The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs is the most specific book available on the subject. It will supply you with valuable information on how to apply for jobs fishing for salmon, crab, halibut, herring and groundfish. And it includes a contact list of over 17,000 boat skippers, canneries, and processors to help you with your job search (list updated in 2020). You'll also learn about the basics of fishing, what it's like to work on a boat, and the technical know-how you'll need to become a commercial fisherman in Alaska. Greenhorn's Guide author Mark Maricich is a 13-year commercial fishing veteran and founder of the leading Alaskan fishing industry website AlaskaFishingJobs.com. With family roots in the commercial fishing town of Anacortes, Washington, the Maricich family and circle of friends, relatives, and fishermen boast a legacy of well over 100 years of experience in the Alaskan commercial fishing industry. It's with this drive and love for the sea, that Maricich brings you The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs. With over 270 pages packed with valuable Alaska fishing job information, it includes step-by-step details about:

  • SALMON JOBS
  • KING CRAB JOBS
  • OPILIO CRAB JOBS
  • HALIBUT JOBS
  • COD JOBS
  • POLLACK JOBS
  • HERRING JOBS
  • DECK HAND JOBS
  • WORKING IN CANNERIES AND SHORE BASED PLANTS
  • FLOATING PROCESSORS
  • FACTORY TRAWLERS
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • PAY SCALES & RATES
  • THE BASICS OF FISHING
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FISHERMAN
  • FISHING AREAS
  • HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS
  • TYPES OF FISH
  • FISHING METHODS
  • ALASKAN STATE AGENCIES
  • PROPER DOCUMENTATION
  • PEAK JOB PERIODS
  • TRAVEL & LODGING TIPS
  • SUPPLIES YOU NEED
  • HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS
  • JOB PSYCHOLOGY
  • KNOTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • EMPLOYER RELATIONS
  • GLOSSARY OF FISHING TERMS & MUCH, MUCH, MORE!! Reference. Includes Index