Deep Sea Fishing Crew

Date: 17 Jun 2024

Location: NZ

Company: Sealord Group Ltd

Sealord is one of the largest seafood companies in the Southern Hemisphere.  And with more than 60 years of fishing experience, farming, processing, and marketing operations, our business consistently delivers quality seafood to our customers around the world.

Established in 1961, Nelson Sealord is half owned by the Māori people of New Zealand, through Moana New Zealand (Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd), and half owned by global seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd (Nissui).  Sealord is one of the largest quota holders in New Zealand with partners and subsidiaries around the world through Nissui’s global links.  Sealord Group has fishing operations, which include all deep-water fishing activities as well as international and joint venture deep fishing activities, in New Zealand and Australia

  • re you engaged, motivated and resilient?
  • Bring your positive can-do attitude and ability to work in a team
  • Enjoy ongoing career development opportunities


A classic story of commitment and determination, our people play a significant role in making Sealord a proud New Zealand company and the country's best-known seafood brand. With operations in New Zealand and Australia we're one of the largest seafood companies in the Southern Hemisphere. And with nearly 60 years of fishing experience, our business consistently delivers quality seafood to our customers around the world.

At Sealord, we encourage an innovative, safe working environment and a positive culture. Our people are engaged, motivated and likely to tell you that Sealord is their employer of choice. Coaching, career development, succession planning and promotion from within, are aspects of every employee's career journey at Sealord. We have a performance-based culture and pride ourselves on reward and recognition initiatives that recognise top talent and outstanding performance.   
Currently, we're looking to add to our team of 1,200 employees, and have opportunities for Deckhand and Factory Hand crew positions. Passionate about the sea, fishing, and developing your career in the industry, including gaining qualifications while you work ...then this opportunity is not to be missed!
Deckhands - learn to operate and maintain deck and fishing gear, handle and stow the catch, repair damaged nets, maintain on deck equipment, work on bridge watch duties and support factory processing operations as needed.
Factory hands -with a fully operational processing factory on board, develop your competence with knife skills, operate conveyer processing lines, weigh and pack products.
Trip lengths on the vessels range from 2 to 6 weeks and crew operate on a trip on, trip off rotation. The hours of work are generally shift rotations of 8 hours on and 8 hours off and all meals provided by our experienced cooks.
If this sounds like the right job for you, then impress us with your positive can-do attitude, teamwork, safety focus, and the ability to follow instructions and rules. While out on the water, resilience is a life skill that is critical, as is respect for each other and the environment. Being committed to your team and tasks is imperative for the whole crew to be successful.
Being at sea is a way of life; unique and exhilarating! This is a lifetime career opportunity with a company committed to its people and their training and development to help you fulfil your potential; offering stability and a great work-life bal


A satisfactory pre-employment drug test and a physical medical assessment will be required to be considered for this role. Applicants must have legal entitlement to live and work in New Zealand.


If you're keen to work at sea and have the right to work in New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and follow the application steps; feel free to visit our careers page Current Vacancies Current Vacancies | Sealord to read more about us.

If you are interested and able to fulfil the requirements, please apply online at