Commercial Fishing Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to function as commercial fishermen, fishing operations supervisors or in related fishing industry operations. Includes instruction in fishing vessel operation; fishing equipment operation and maintenance; equipment repair; catch identification, sorting, and storage; safety procedures; record keeping; and applicable legal regulations. Is Commercial Fishing the right major for you?
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Commercial Fishing Major

What Courses Do Commercial Fishing Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Commercial Fishing majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Catch Identification
  • Equipment Repair
  • Law
  • Record Keeping
  • Safety Procedures
  • Sorting
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