The fishing industry offers a wealth of adventure and the potential to earn excellent wages. The industry also offers great personal and professional development, and further career progression. The sea is a challenging and exciting working environment, worlds away from a ‘normal’ 9-5 desk job – tides, weather, seasons and the fish themselves ensure that no two days are ever the same. A career at sea can be financially rewarding, but it’s also valuable in many other ways. You’ll learn key technical and practical seafaring skills, and – just as importantly – your work as part of a close-knit crew will help you develop skills for life, such as team-building skills, resilience and dedication. The practical skills you learn and the experience will be highly relevant to any further career choice, making you extremely employable whatever you chose to do. It’s also worth noting that fishing crew members often benefit from good periods of time off, as often crews work two trips and have one off.