Daniels Fisheries, Inc.
Marathon, FL

Deckhands assist other crewmembers in a rotative fashion while fishing for lobsters and/or crabs, using traps/pots made of wood, plastic, and/or other synthetic materials. At the beginning of the season, will load straps and bait into vessel; tie market float to line, attach line to trap; fasten bait inside trap, and lower trap into water using hydraulic winch, once loading trap onboard the vessel, deckhand #1 slides lobster from trap and places it on a conveyor to deckhand #2 who pressure-washes trap using a water hose and removes traps lid. Deckhand #2 takes out legal-size lobster from trap and places it on live well or container. Deckhand #2 also breaks-off only legal-size claws from crab. Will toss illegal and undersized lobster overboard. If a trap requires minor repairs, deckhands will repair on the spot in a manner that does not slow the overall fishing operation. If major repairs are needed, deckhands will set trap/pot aside and bring it to the dock to be repaired. Deckhands will also secure and remove vessel’s docking lines to and from docks and other vessels. Will put anchors or tow equipment using hydraulic winch. At the end of the season, deckhands will load traps on vessel and unload them onto the dock by hand or using hoisting equipment. Deckhand will wash deck, traps, and conveyors using water hoses and assist captain as required.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  1
Special Requirements:
Must be able to repeatedly lift, slide and/or stack traps/pots weighing from 30 to 745 pounds up to two (2) meters high. Deckhands convene very early in the morning to be taken to predetermined fishing grounds where traps/pots were dropped at the beginning of the season. Must be willing to work in humid and/or wet conditions within confined spaces. The usual work period is from 06:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Number of Hours Per Week:  40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  6:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Daniels Fisheries, Inc.
Location:  MarathonFL 33050
Telephone Number:  (305) 481-7031


Address:  3390 Gulfview Avenue
        Marathon, FL 33050
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