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Fishers work long hours under conditions that are often dangerous and difficult. Lookout watches—usually six hours long—are a regular duty for crew members, who must be prepared to perform this job day or night. Hauling fish on board takes great physical strength and endurance, and the work can be exhausting. Fishers work in all kinds of weather and sometimes spend months at sea in cramped quarters. Some fishers work all year, while others work only in certain seasons when certain fish can be caught.

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