Have you ever found yourself day-dreaming about becoming a deep-sea fisherman or a fisher-woman? If so, you may want to consider applying for an internship with Early Bird Charters! Although be forewarned: Captains Jim and Blake will be the first people to tell you that it’s not an easy trade to learn. Just like any career, reeling in fish for a living requires practice, patience, and a positive attitude…not to mention a good night of sleep and a reliable alarm clock! Working as a deep-sea fisherman or fisher-woman is not only about waking up before the sun rises to catch fish, but it also requires skills related to water safety, navigation, and charting specific routes. As a fisherman or fisher-woman, you’re responsible for knowing the fishing restrictions and catch limits; sustainable fishing is key for the future of our oceans. At Early Bird Charters, we follow the motto: “catch what you need and leave the rest to breed”.
Half of the job of a fisherman or fisher-woman occurs at sea, while the other half occurs on land. During the “off-season” - and sometimes smack dab in the middle of the fishing season - one may be required to do his or her own maintenance on the boat and/or to the engine. The job also requires working as a team - and not just those on the boat - those who catch your bait fish, those who you sell fish to, those at the Departments of Marine and Ports and those at Fisheries... just to name a few. The fishing community in Bermuda is an exciting one to be a part of but there is a lot to learn in order to make a successful career out of it.
So let’s get started ~ apply for an internship today!
Unpaid internships are only available on an as needed basis for those currently in high-school, college, or those who have recently graduated. Please use the form below to submit your application. Please allow at least 2 weeks for a reply from Captain Jim West.
Please note: all accepted applicants are required to sign a liability waiver prior to boarding Troubadour. Liability Waivers can be signed by clicking “here”. For those younger than 18, a legal guardian is required to sign.