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Fishing and Hunting Workers - 45-3031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
45-3000 Fishing and Hunting Workers
45-3030 Fishing and Hunting Workers
45-3031.00 Fishing and Hunting Workers

Related Occupations


  • Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges.
  • Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.
  • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
  • Direct fishing or hunting operations, and supervise crew members.
  • Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle.
  • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
  • Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
  • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
  • Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
  • Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
  • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.
  • Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land.
  • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
  • Oversee the purchase of supplies, gear, and equipment.
  • Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
  • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
  • Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
  • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
  • Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
  • Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
  • Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them.
  • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.
  • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
  • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
  • Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.
  • Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
  • Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
  • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.
  • Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
  • Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Attach equipment extensions or accessories.
  • Capture or kill animals.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Communicate safety or hazard information to others.
  • Coordinate resource procurement activities.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
  • Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
  • Navigate water vessels.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
  • Obtain written authorization to perform activities.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
  • Position animal trapping or capture equipment.
  • Protect wildlife or natural areas.
  • Remove skin or other body parts from animals.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials.
  • Train workers in farming, forestry, or hunting techniques.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Boatswain, Otter Trawler
  • Deckhand, Fishing Vessel
  • Dulser
  • Expedition Supervisor
  • Fisher, Diving
  • Fisher, Line
  • Fisher, Net
  • Fisher, Pot
  • Fisher, Spear
  • Fisher, Terrapin
  • Fisher, Weir
  • Irish-Moss Bleacher
  • Irish-Moss Gatherer
  • Kelp Cutter
  • Net Repairer
  • Oyster Floater
  • Predatory-Animal Hunter
  • Sealer
  • Shellfish Dredge Operator
  • Shellfish Grower
  • Shellfish-Bed Worker
  • Skiff Operator
  • Sponge Clipper
  • Sponge Hooker
  • Trapper, Animal
  • Trapper, Bird
  • Underwater Hunter-Trapper