– Great Earning Potential!
– Beautiful Alaska Scenery
– Meet New Friends
– An Unforgettable Adventure
– Male or Female
– No Previous Experience Required for Many Positions
– Seasonal or Year-round Positions
– Alaska cruise ship and tourism employment, too!
If you are adventurous and looking for a unique job experience, then head to sea as a deckhand on an fishing boat in Alaska. Job opportunities are available throughout the year. During the summer months the salmon season is in full swing. Hundreds of small fishing boats harvest salmon near coastal towns ranging from Bristol Bay in the far north to Ketchikan in southeast Alaska. To operate efficiently each of these vessels – trollers, purse seiners, and gillnetters – need between 2 and 3 deckhands in addition to the skipper.
And perhaps you’ve seen the incredible Deadliest Catch show on the Discovery Channel? If not, watch it to learn what Alaska crab fishing jobs are all about – including what a crab boat deckhand endures!
The fishing industry operates year-round in Alaska, so it’s possible to find open deckhand positions or other jobs on fishing boats any time of year. There are herring and halibut fisheries, pollock and other groundfish fishing seasons. The size of vessel and job descriptions vary somewhat depending on the season and the type of fish being harvested.
On AlaskaFishingJobsNetwork you can learn about each fishery (see: Alaska commercial fishing seasons), the types of commonly used vessels, and a lot more. We outline what a deckhand job entails and give job search advice too.
Also, make sure to read our section on getting a job in Alaska.
After you have read through some of the sections on AlaskaFishingJobsNetwork and learned about the Alaska fishing industry and about the different job opportunities in the the Alaska fishing industry, we recommend you read our …
This is a nice short video put out by the ASMI about the sustainability of Alaska seafood.
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Every summer tourists flock to the great wilderness of Alaska on planes, cruise ships, ferries, and even in their cars via the Alaska Highway. The fun generally gets started in May and continues through September. …
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Sierra Anderson give a video tour of an Alaskan floating processor.
This is another great video about working in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. The Bristol Bay salmon fishery is high paced, high reward fishery. The season only lasts about six weeks, but during the time …
Sierra Anderson give a video tour of some of the random maintenance work she and the crew are doing between salmon openers on her purse seine boat fishing out of Chignik Alaska.