Bristol Bay Alaska Gillnetting Crew Poses for Photo
Bering Sea Crab Fishing Deckhands Unloading a King Crab Pot
Alaska Opilio Crab Fishing Deckhand Sorts through Catch
Fishing Boat Deckhand pull in salmon in net of Alaska Purse Seiner
Alaska Salmon Purse Seiner Photo

Alaska Fishing Job Experts!

AlaskaJobFinder is the leading website for finding fishing industry jobs in Alaska. We specialize in helping people who are looking for Alaska fishing industry employment find rewarding jobs in Alaska.

AlaskaJobFinder covers all major Alaska fishing employment opportunities, including:

Whether you want to work as a deckhand, on an at-sea processor or at a land-based seafood processor, we have you covered. We also cover tender boat jobs and the other Alaska fishing industry support jobs.

The Alaska fishing industry offers lots of great job opportunities for both males and females and previous experience is not necessary for many of the jobs.

There are lots of reasons why these fishing industry jobs are so popular:

  • Excellent earning potential!
  • Free transportation often provided (from point of hire)*
  • Free or subsidized room and board*
  • Enjoy Alaska’s beautiful scenery & activities
  • Make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • And more!

In addition to Alaska fishing jobs, we also specialize in the following jobs in Alaska:

  • Alaska Oil Industry
  • Alaska Cruise Ships
  • Land Tours
  • Alaska Lodges and Resorts
  • Alaska Tourism
  • and a variety of other great jobs in Alaska!

*Benefits will vary by employer. Please confirm your benefits package before accepting employment.

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SouthEast Alaska Salmon Purse Seining Boat Photo

Alaska’s Fishing Industry

The fishing industry is Alaska’s largest private employer and employs over 59,800 people for summer, seasonal and year-round employment (32,000 fishermen, 25,000 processing workers and 2,800 over fisheries workers). Of these fishing industry workers, more than 34,000 were non-Alaskans in 2014 (the most current stats available). In fact, residents from every U.S. state worked in the Alaska fishing industry in 2015.

The state’s fisheries average over $10.6 billion in revenue per year and account for nearly 61 percent of the volume of fish and seafood landed in the United States.

Since a substantial percentage of fish processing and fishing jobs are filled by non-residents of Alaska, many workers are college students and adults who spend a season or two in Alaska earning great money, meeting new friends, and having the experience of a lifetime.

Alaska Crabbing Deckhand Crew Working on Deck

About AlaskaJobFinder

AlaskaJobFinder, a division of M&L Research, Inc., was developed to help make your job search as effective and efficient as it can be. For over twenty years M&L Research has been a premier employment research organization specializing in the Alaska fishing industry and other Alaska jobs. The company has helped thousands of individuals find great cannery, processing, and deckhand jobs in Alaska’s lucrative fishing industry.

Our research reports have been widely referred to as the undisputed “Bible” for finding employment in the fishing industry since 1985. Find out how becoming a member can help you find your dream job in Alaska.

What You Get With AlaskaJobFinder
  • Alaska Job Center Icon
    The JobCenter

    Find and apply for the latest fishing and seafood job openings today. We make it so easy! Plus, learn about hard-to-find employers in our directory and post a personal profile so that employers can contact you.

  • Alaska Fishing Industry Content Icon
    Exclusive Alaska Fishing Industry Content

    Authoritative, easy-to-understand Alaska fishing industry job information! Get accurate job descriptions, Q&A interviews with fishermen and deckhands, pay scales, and job search tips.

  • Employer Profile Icon
    Alaska Employer Profiles

    More than 1,000 detailed employer profiles – seafood companies, fishing boat owners, cruise lines, setnet operations, salmon hatcheries, Alaska oil companies, and leading travel and tourism employers.

  • Job Search Advice Icon
    Job Search Advice

    In the AlaskaJobFinder Members Section you’ll learn exactly how others have successfully found work – and how you should conduct your own job search. No other website or resource has the “know how” and expertise!

  • Job Alerts Icon
    Job Alerts

    Get the latest Alaska fishing and seafood job postings – plus seasonal tourism positions – sent to your inbox daily. Use keywords to target specific kinds of jobs. Fishing boat deckhand, seafood processor, Alaska tour guide, … you choose!

Get started with your Alaska Job Search Now!

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