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  • Commercial Fishing

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    $104k

    Commercial Fishing

    Commercial fishermen and fisherwomen often learn on the job. Many are part of families who have operated a commercial fishing boat for generations. Some vocational and technical schools, however, do offer training in the field that prepares students to run and/or work on fishing boats. The typical curriculum covers the following:

    • Seamanship / Maritime traditions
    • Navigation
    • Marine law
    • Marine safety
    • Fishing boat and fishing equipment operations
    • Fishing boat and fishing equipment maintenance and repair
    • Catch identification, sorting, and storage
    • First aid

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  • Marine Science

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    $106k

    Marine Science

    Marine science is the study of the marine environment, marine life, and their interactions. It is a wide and rich discipline, equally concerned with fish, plankton, whales, and sharks (marine biology) as it is with the chemical composition of ocean water (marine chemistry), the solid rock and basins that contain the oceans (marine geology), and the exploration of the oceans using quantitative interpretations of gravity and magnetics (marine geophysics).

    Our oceans are changing. Climate change is making ocean waters hotter and that is causing fish to migrate and adopt new behaviors. The frequency and intensity of oceanic storms are increasing. Shipping, fishing, and other maritime activity are impacting marine ecosystems. These are the subjects studied by marine scientists and marine science students alike.

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