The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs

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"The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs" author, Mark Maricich, is a 13-year commercial fishing veteran and founder of the leading Alaskan fishing industry website With family roots in the commercial fishing town of Anacortes, Washington, the Maricich family and circle of friends, relatives, and Croatian (and non-Cro) fishermen boast a legacy of well over 100 years of experience in the Alaskan commercial fishing industry. The Anacortes culture is one of highliners-and nothing but. It's with this drive for excellence and love for the sea, that Maricich brings you "The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs". Mark Maricich is a resident of Southern California and operates a leading healthcare marketing firm.

The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs

Step-by-step guide to employment in the Alaskan fisheries - salmon, halibut, crab, cod, pollock, deck hand & processor jobs

Authored by Mark Maricich

Since 1992, "The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs" has helped thousands of job seekers find fishing jobs in Alaska. In fact, many members of the Alaskan commercial fishing industry simply refer to the guide as "The Book" that people read when looking for fishing jobs. This greatly expanded version of "The Greenhorn's Guide", updated in 2013, is the first official ISBN-registered version of the guide. "The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs" is the leading, step-by-step guide to employment in the Alaskan fisheries, which includes salmon, halibut, crab, cod, pollock, deck hand & processor jobs.

Commercial fishing in Alaska is one of the more lucrative jobs available, with some deck hands making up to $50,000 for a few month's work. Whether these job seekers are college students, career fishermen, or general laborers looking to make a lot of money in a short amount of time, the opportunity awaits men and women who are willing to venture north to make their fortunes.

"The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs" is the most specific book available on the subject. It provided job seekers with valuable, step-by-step information on how to apply for Alaska fishing jobs. And it includes a job contact list of over 17,000 boat skippers, canneries, and processors to help job seekers with job searches. Plus, it contains information on knots, nets and know-how, is fully illustrated and contains dozens of action photos! Readers will also learn about the basics of fishing, what it's like to work on a boat, and the technical information needed to become a commercial fisherman in Alaska. The book not only covers job opportunities for novice, greenhorn fishermen, but also includes information for more advanced fishermen, as well.

For those people intrigued by commercial fishing from exposure to the show "Deadliest Catch" on the Discovery Channel, they will be satisfied by the book's coverage of the Alaskan crab fishing industry, technical details necessary for crab fishermen, as well as suggestions for gear and job hunting tips. A complete listing of book chapters includes:

- The Harvesting Industry
- A Day in the Life of a Fisherman
- The Basics of Fishing
- Women and Fishing
- Deadliest Catch
- What is a Salmon?
- How Fish Are Caught by Purse Seine
- Parts of a Purse Seine Net
- So... You Want to Be a Salmon Fisherman
- Photo Pages
- Alaskan Purse Seiner Picture
- The Different Salmon Fishing Areas
- Chart of Alaskan Waters
- Year-Round Opportunities
- Fish That Are Harvested in Alaskan Waters
- Methods of Fishing
- Salmon - Drift Net
- Halibut Fishing
- Fishing for Groundfish
- Alaskan Trawler Picture
- Herring Fishing
- Crab Fishing
- So... You Want to Be a Crabber
- Parts of a Crab Pot
- Alaskan Crabber Picture
- Anonymous Journal Entries from Alaskan Crabbers
- More Alaskan Fishing Boats
- How to Get a Job on a Fishing Boat
- How to Write a Letter of Application
- Resume Example
- Walking the Docks for Salmon Jobs: The Strategic Approach
- Newspapers, Periodicals and Online Job Search Tools
- The Processing Industry
- How to Get a Job in the Processing Industry
- Canneries and Shore-Based Plants
- List of Canneries and Shore-Based Plants
- Floating Processors and Factory Trawlers
- List of Floating Processors
- List of Factory Trawlers
- The Types of Seafood Processing Jobs
- State of Alaska Employment Service Centers
- Proper Documentation
- Summer Cannery Jobs: The Peak Periods
- Things You Need to Know
- Travel and Lodging Tips
- Supplies You Need
- King Crab Gear: What You'll Need if You're Gonna Be a Crabber
- Where You Can Buy Your Gear
- The Psychology of Fishing
- How to Stay on Good Terms with Your Skipper and Crew Members
- Knots You Need to Know
- Safety Tips: How to Survive on a Boat
- Seasickness and Health Tips
- How to Splice a Line
- How to Sew Web
- Good Stuff from the Journal
- Smoked Salmon Recipe
- Directory of Skippers and Permit Holders
- Glossary of Terms
- Epilogue
- Index

Publication Date:
0989243400 / 9780989243407
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White with Bleed
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Reference / Directories

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