posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 12:01 PM
Spitting Cobra, You aren't joking.
I actually am a fisher (crabber to be specific) and it is not an easy job.
I recently (4-5 months ago) had a friend who almost lost his arm due to it getting caught on the line connecting crab/lobster pots. He got airlifted
by the coastguard and is now back working (god knows why, almost made me quite seeing it). People go missing regulary on boats.. crew out on deck
(should always be 2 at least) and a mate can just fall off or get dragged off with the nets. Very easy to happen if you lose concentration which is
often. To be honest, it is one of the best jobs I have had but it is very demanding physically, and don't expect to earn money all year round
(depending where you are fishing). Money is pretty good
It is unfair to ay that this should be a male only orientated job..
But it can be physically hard work. There is a lot to take into consideration and to be honest this kind of job is something you kinda have to be
brought up around in order to do well at. But if you go trawling then this can be a totally different ball game.. you would have a far easier time
trawling than fishing on a small boat but this too can eventually give you the feeling of non achievement as it is no different to slogging away at a
factory for 5 hours a day and then staying on a boat with nothing to do for hours.
If you want to do it then YOU SHOULD GO FOR IT!
commercial fisherwoman. Even if its once a week just for fun
I think you need to find more out about fishing because - commerical fishing will be more than once a week...
However, be prepared to face the stigma from fellow fishermen (or women) because it goes with the territory.. you yourself questioned why there would
be a problem with women fishers and they will not wait to barrage you with bigotary orientated reasons. To deal with this.. belittle them and give as
good as you get.. its the only way..