29th October 2010, 05:55 PM
Is it possible for europeans to volunteer for fishing crabs in Alaska? If it is, is a green card a requirement?
I found this site http://www.cvtips.com/job-search/how-to-find-a-job-as-a-king-crab-fisherman.html and also wonder if itīs the same rules for everyone, or is it just for americans?
Thanks in regards.
3rd November 2010, 06:54 PM
It may be possible to volunteer as an Alaskan crab fisher, but whether or not you're American, the employer is going to want you to have prior experience. As that article points out, it's a dangerous job. Someone who doesn't know what they're doing on a fishing boat doesn't just put themselves in danger, they put everyone in danger. Hence, you'll first need to build up experience.
You should be able to volunteer for another, calmer fishing boat with a tourist visa, though the best way to be sure you don't run into any legal problems would be to check with the local U.S. Embassy. Usually, the general train of thought is if you're not making any money, then you should be okay. If you want to be hired, you'll need a work visa.
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