Commercial Fisherman (21st Century Skills Library: Cool Vocational Careers)

Written by Ellen Labrecque

Did you know that fisherman are conservationists by nature? They understand the need to preserve their resources in order to preserve their way of life. Commercial fishers often take courses in navigation, boat handling, and boat safety - but what else does it take to make this career a life style? What kinds of risks and duties are involved with commercial fishing, and what kind of opportunities are available in this field? What type of laws and regulations are in place to keep fishermen safe, and to ensure the future of both the environment and this demanding job? If you're curious to learn more about this exciting vocational career, this book is a great place to start. At the back of the book, readers will find critical thinking questions to encourage further exploration of industry-specific issues; additional suggested books/websites; a glossary of terms; and an index.

Age Range 9 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Cherry Lake Publishing
Grade Level 4th - 7th
Lexile 910