Terrapin Fisher

Catch terrapins by stretching net across marsh, creek, or river.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Terrapin Fishers do?

Catches terrapins by stretching net across marsh, creek, or river and routing terrapins downstream or with tide into net. May pole skiff among grassy waters and catch terrapins with hand net. May catch terrapins by hand while wading in mud and probing with stick.


Should I be a Terrapin Fisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Fisher, Terrapin, Fisher, Trap, Fish Tender, Fish Trapper

    How to become a Terrapin Fisher

    Most Terrapin Fishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9nahaa&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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