Fishermen's Training Program
The Fishermen's Alliance is in the process of developing a six-day crash course for people interested in starting a career in commercial fisheries. The course will be offered free of charge to qualified applicants.
In 2020, the course will run in two sessions (three weekends each) from late January – early February and late February – early March. Students will learn about basic maritime terminology, crew responsibilities onboard different types of fishing vessels, basic knot tying, offshore survival, first aid, the fisheries prosecuted by Cape Cod’s day boat fleet, and the types of gears used in the region. Upon successful completion of the course, students and interested captains will be given an opportunity to attend a meet and greet event at the Alliance office to discuss potential hiring opportunities. If you’re interested in taking this course as a student, please fill out our application here before December 1, 2019.