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Advancement Prospects

Fishing has little formal structure within which workers can advance. Fishers can, however, increase their earnings and responsibilities by becoming more skilled at vessel and net operation and more involved in all aspects of the fishing industry. Enterprising fishers who save enough money may be able to buy their own boats. Some run their own processing operations or catch seafood for their own restaurants. Advancement is limited only by the individual's own desire, drive, and skill. Owning one boat or a number of boats usually provides the highest profits for commercial fishers.

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