Trawl Net Maker

Lay out and cut pattern, and fabricates trawl nets.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trawl Net Makers do?

Lays out and cuts pattern, and fabricates trawl nets, using handtools and prefabricated net materials: Draws diagram to lay out parts for net, computing dimensions in number of meshes required along each seam. Lays out patterns for net parts on paper, using rule and pencil or marking crayon. Cuts patterns with scissors. Stretches netting materials on table or floor and cuts net parts with scissors, following patterns. Hangs net parts on pins along wall, over frames, or holds seams together with hands and toes to align seams. Threads twine, wound on shuttles, through adjacent meshes of parts and ties half-hitch knots around knots of mesh to secure seam. Hangs net to metering lines. Similarly attaches prefabricated bag to truncated end of net.


Should I be a Trawl Net Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

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    How to become a Trawl Net Maker

    Trawl Net Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Trawl Net Maker-related education!
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