Wharf Laborer

Unload catch from fishing vessels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wharf Laborers do?

Unloads catch from fishing vessels and conveys fish from wharf to fish-dressing or storage area, performing any combination of following tasks: Loads cargo net, crane bucket, or conveyor with catch from hold of boat, by hand or with shovel or pew. Dumps catch from cargo net or crane bucket onto dock platform, and sorts catch according to species, size, or grade. Pushes cart of fish to fish-cleaning tables and dumps fish on table, or piles fish on floor and covers them with chipped ice for temporary storage. Shovels fish scrap into cart and pushes cart to disposal area. May assist boat crew in mooring boat at dock. May clean fish [FISH CLEANER].

Should I be a Wharf Laborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Wharf Laborer

    Most Wharf Laborers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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