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The fishing sector ensures the quality and safety in the handling of the product on the ship and food handlers on fishing vessels are in charge of the handling of the fish and shellfish in the different phases of the process such as the reception, storage, shipping, preparation, processing, conservation and stowage of the catches. These professionals are also in charge of ensuring that these operations are carried out under the hygienic-sanitary conditions established by the regulations so that the fish arrives fresh, clean and with the best possible quality at the fish market.

They are responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and hygiene of the boat, both on the surface and in the holds, and that the containers and boxes are clean, dry, disinfected and properly placed (stowed) in place. It is important that the boats carry out a sufficient number of boxes for the planned catch as well as provide and load inside the insulating thermal container (fridge) the ice necessary for the fishing day and the bait within their specific space. Once the fish is on board, it must be selected, washed, and finally placed quickly and precisely inside the boxes intended for its preservation with abundant and well-distributed ice, or in tanks with coolant.

Handling of fish on deck will depend on the species caught and the gear or fishing gear used. Normally this manipulation is aimed at the separation of species and in the classification by size, although in some species basic manipulations are also carried out for their better conservation. The fish must be kept cold and in good stowage conditions, therefore it will be necessary to monitor and add ice so that it stays between 0 °C and 2 °C and is kept in optimal conditions during the journey. In the final stage of the process, it is important not to break the cold chain in order to avoid the deterioration of the product before it reaches the market.


The main operations carried out by these professionals are:
  • Organize all the preparations on the boat so that the surface, holds, and containers are adequate according to the species to be captured and the extractive system to be used.
  • Carry out cleaning works on deck, in the fishing park, refrigerators and warehouses, complying with the hygienic-sanitary regulations so that these workspaces present the appropriate sanitation for the conservation of the species.
  • Ensure that the introduction of fish on board is carried out with all the care that the fishing system allows and ensure that the gear and apparatus do not damage the catches.
  • Load the quantities of ice to be used and control the freezing times and temperatures in the holds and fridges depending on the species captured in order to guarantee its conservation.
  • Guarantee that the stowage of the catches in the fridge or hold takes into account the stability of the boat, storage temperature and product safety, so that the fish reaches the fish market with the best conditions for its presentation and marketing.
  • Classify the species captured by ocular observation and study of their size and/or species in order to carry out the relevant stowage operations.
  • If necessary, carry out the heading, gutting, washing, and packaging of the product in order to avoid spoilage.
  • Collaborate in the basic operations related to the arrangement, loading, and unloading of the fishing boat, following the instructions of the superior and in safety conditions.
  • Know the current regulations for the protection of the environment and marine environment.

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