Being able to communicate about the parts of a boat is important. Vessel terminology is very much the same from one type of boat to another. Take a few minutes to look at these links on terms. Memorize them all - if you can!
Going to work on a commercial fishing vessel is an exciting opportunity! Do you think you're up to the challenge? Whether you are moving up to Alaska to find a job on a boat, or you are coming to Kodiak from another part of the state, there are a few things you should know, especially if this is your first fishing job.
For instance, it's always good to have a
- CPR card
- some training in cold water survival
- and a basic understanding about boats.
There are many other things that would be helpful too, and we've provided a few links below that can help you get up to speed. When you interview with a vessel captain they will need to know that you can stick with a plan and have the ability to learn. Be prepared to show any credentials and certificates that you have. And dig into these links, gather as much information as possible. Grow your knowledge before you show up on the dock.