We surveyed 481 commercial fishermen to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical commercial fisherman. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a commercial fisherman?

Low

High

Working as a commercial fisherman typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a commercial fisherman?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a commercial fisherman typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a commercial fisherman?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a commercial fisherman.

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Do commercial fishermen work full-time or part-time?

59% of commercial fishermen work in full-time roles while 41% work part-time.

Is being organized important as a commercial fisherman?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a commercial fisherman.