Learn about the types of people who become commercial fishermen. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
59% of commercial fishermen work in full-time roles while 41% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a commercial fisherman. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming commercial fishermen at a ratio of 4.72 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
17% of commercial fishermen are female and 83% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a commercial fisherman and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a commercial fisherman and those who end up becoming one.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of commercial fishermen are White, making up 74% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and South Asian, making up 13% and 4% respectively.