Fishing masters and officers

Fishing masters and officers

NOC
8261

Manage and operate saltwater and freshwater fishing vessels greater than 100 gross tonnes to harvest fish and other marine life.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

18
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$53,161
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

210
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

15%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Fishing masters and officers manage and operate saltwater and freshwater fishing vessels greater than 100 gross tonnes to pursue and land fish and other marine life. They are employed by establishments engaged in operating commercial fishing vessels.

Main Duties

Fishing masters and officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Command fishing vessels to catch fish and other marine life
  • Determine areas for fishing, plot courses and compute navigational positions using compasses, charts, tables and other aids
  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments and electronic fishing aids such as echo sounders and chart plotters
  • Direct fishing operations and supervise crew activities
  • Record fishing progress, crew activities, weather and sea conditions on ship's log
  • Select and train vessel crews.

Also Known As

  • fishing vessel boatswain
  • fishing vessel deck officer
  • fishing vessel first mate
  • fishing vessel master
  • offshore fishing vessel captain
  • trawler captain
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • One to two years of experience as a fishing vessel deckhand is required.
  • Captains require one year of service as officer in charge of the watch.
  • A Fishing Master's Certificate is required for all occupations in this unit group.
  • Marine Emergency Duties Certificate is required by Transport Canada.
  • A valid Fishing Vessel Operator Certificate is required for all occupations in this unit group.
  • A commercial fishing licence is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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3.0%
Female
97.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
9.3%
25-34
23.3%
35-44
37.2%
45-54
22.1%
55-64
8.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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32.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
18.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
22.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
23.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
3.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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95.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
2.2%
Manufacturing
2.2%
Retail trade
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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72.20%
Northeast
10.00%
Southeast
15.60%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
2.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$61,007
Northeast
$38,498
Southeast
$85,099
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$53,161

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$84,012

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$53,161

Newfoundland

$67,428

Prince Edward Island

$41,315

Nova Scotia

$51,772

Canada

$49,714
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

18
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-7
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

24
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

56
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-31
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

82