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Alaska commercial fishing boat photoIf 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.

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29 Comments »

  • Robert Butryn says:

    I looking for a job to catch king crabs I’m hard worker I can cook, pick up on things quick and want to do this as a part time job I live in Wisconsin but want to do this for part time of my life. Thanks

  • ricky gatlin says:

    I am a 41 yr old male looking to work on a boat never done it before but willing to learn something new if anyone has any connections please let me no via email or phone 7752037521

  • I’m the hardest working man on the planet,,There is no job that I can’t do.Im looking for work, willing to start at the bottom and work my way to the top.I have only ever worked manual labor my hole life,I’m in shape, don’t do drugs or drink.And will do whatever is necessary to be the best at any task giving to me.Just need a chance to prove it,I will not fail if given a shot.I got nothing to lose,I’m 35 years old and I kick butt every day at work.I will not break,,No matter the cost,, Someone out there contact me if you want the best.I will not let you down.. Sincerely Brad Benton from Florida.

  • RCI E. PACON says:

    hi im willing to apply as a deckhand im willing to be trained im filipino please hire me

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  • Joao Wild says:

    Hi my name is Joe Wild I am 19 years and I am from Switzerland. I am looking for the adventure of a life time. I’ve got a lot of experiences on the water and want to be able to have a chance up in Alaska. I’m very mechanically inclined, somewhat of a ‘handyman’ who enjoys a good challenge and an opportunity to learn something. I’m no stranger to hard work; I’m used to being ‘the muscle’. Feel free to reach out with any question or feedback!

    [email protected]
    + 41 76 812 19 80

    Thanks all and happy fishing
    Joe Wild

  • Joshua Munoz says:

    Hi my names joshua im trans male I’m 17 hard working and would Love to get a job working on the fishing boat in Alaska.

  • Joshua Carroll says:

    I’m looking for a job on a commercial vessel for the 2019 season. I’m 31, experienced, have a strong work ethic, and am ready to relocate asap. Please drop me a line.

  • John Cipich says:

    I live in whiting Indiana and I want to get the hell out of here and one of my greatest dreams is to live in Alaska and working on a fishing boat . I realize how difficult the job is into come on as a greenhorn I may Start off like a jack ass but I know the water I know boats and I’m sure I would pick it up very quickly!

  • Robert Sobus says:

    Worked commercial crabbing Chesapeake Bay rockfishing gillnet oystering on skipjack looking for fishing or crabbing job

  • Jason Paul nunnally says:

    I am a single father struggling to pay my child support and get back on my feet after my divorce. I moved to washington state with my Ex wife and my daughter to start a new life and logged for five years from daulgrens logging to working with Rygaard. I like to learn and work hard and make money. I moved back to Missouri and it’s hard to make a living here. I like to make my daughter happy and I love to be able to see her. The only way I can get back on track is to go big or go home. I’m back home and I’m seeking to go big and be happy again. Please give me a chance at working with crab fishing. Sincerely, Jason Paul Nunnally

  • vcardiel says:

    I have a friend that works at trident, she lives in kingston, wa…..let me reach out to her

  • Jason says:

    Something about me I worked on a tender for the past 3 years I am a hard worker I get along with others I’m drug free. I like hard work. Thank you for taking me out for Trinity to glance over this please give me a call my phone number is area code 208-309-8016 thank you very much

  • Justice Albertson says:

    21 yr old greenie based out of dillingham, willing to work hard, quick learner. I’m used to working off of little sleep, and I get along great with anyone.

    Thanks, Justice. (8014006395)

  • John gill says:

    I am looking for a new so on a gillnet boat. I was the deck Boss on my old boat. My skipper sold his boat and license so now I need a new skipper. I am fast at picking, can drive the boat,do repairs to the boat. Very self sufficient. I can take orders as well as give them. E mail me if you would like a good deck hand on your boat for this year’s season.

  • Jeremy says:

    Looking for a motivated deckhand to work on the Bristol Lady, an ice barge stationed at the mouth of the Naknek River. Experience preferred but willing to train the right individual. Dates would be from the beginning of June until around the 1st of August. Competitive pay, paid airfare. MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG SCREENING. If interested please send your information or resume to [email protected] thanks!

  • Ananta gogoi says:

    I am looking for deckhand position and i have sea experience
    [email protected]
    +91 7002195784

  • Stanley says:

    Hi am 32 from Nigeria.I will love to work on a crab fishing boat as a greenhorn.I believe it will be a great adventure.
    You mail [email protected].

  • Josh ecklor says:

    My name is Josh I’m moving to kodiak for my wife’s job I’m a tile contractor in az and a super hard working guy with no bad habits I’m 38 years old and have been In construction my whole life so you dont have to worry about hurting my feelings i dont have any …lol any way I’m a ball buster and get shit done will be up mid August let me know if your intrested.928-821-6436

  • Ted Johnson says:

    I’m an older guy (53) looking to get back on the blue water. I worked as a deck hand back in the mid 90s out of Dutch Harbor. Would like to do it one more time. Please get in touch with me at [email protected]. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Steve Armstrong says:

    Would like to be a fulltime As a greenhorn or deck on a Crab boat in the Bering Sea. I have experience Srimp Fishing as a rigman and a header. I also now how to troubles shoot and i am also know how to weld so you don’t have to come in and dock to get the boat fixed. I fix a lot of hydraulic leaks. I have been on boats for years. Not afraid of ruff seas. I respect the rough conditions and beed in hurrcains. 20 to 30 foot is seas problem for me. I will buy my on gear and license and have four wheel drive truck. If you need me real quick I will buy my own airplane ticket. I like a clean boat and have know problem cleaning. I know how to cook! Iwas Coast Guard Approved. Not now. I know how to weel watch! I know how to use wenches! I don’t drink Period. Been sober since 1989. I am not scared of the bering Sea, but I do respect it though. The only thong I fear Is god! I will work hard and please call anytime. I will be there in a heart beet.

  • Benjamin Engle says:

    I am a coast guard veteran that was station in alameda Cali and we would make patrols in the northern sea even Bering sea. I am now civilian and looking for a thrill. Feel free to email me [email protected]

  • Deward page says:

    I am looking for a deckhand job in Alaska I have never done it before but would love to get my foot in the door somewhere

  • Shawn McNickle says:

    I am a retired Marine looking to get my foot in the door, and am motivated to start as a greenhorn. Would love the opportunity to work as a member of a team.

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  • Shurvoynne Eugene says:

    I live in in the Caribbean an I am interested in getting a job crab fishing it’s been five years I’ve thought about it an I am ready. Can someone please email me the necessary info required .

  • Zac Smith says:

    Hardworking and eager to come to Alaska. I’m 20 and have been working as a cook for the past two years.
    Looking for work for Summer 2020.
    Email me: [email protected]

  • Benjamin Patonai says:

    My name is Benjamin I’m new to the Pacific northwest seeking an entry level position on board an Alaskan sea fishing vessel! I have prior experience working in hurricane Michael sleeping in tents working 12-16 hour days. Hard worker inexhaustible non problematic drug free perfect addition to any sea vessel seeking hard working honest non problematic long term employee! Please give me a call or shoot me an embail at [email protected] or call me directly at 3862628346 ! I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Ryan Bondy says:

    I am ready to go. Who’s hiring? Please give me a call or email me. 3602030102. [email protected]. I’m a great cook if that’s worth any consideration.

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