Lobster boat $ distribution

soldsoul4foos

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Greetings. Is there a rule of thumb for how income is distributed amongst the captain, the crew, and the boat itself?

For example, catch-expenses(gas/bait) divided by a % for crew/capt/and boat.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Bill
 

JoFishes

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At the rate fuel is going up I have a feeling 100% of the catch is going straight into the fuel tank
Roger that!!! For what we're allowed to bring in down here right now it is not worth the fuel$ or hours on the engine....or throwin the lines off!:mad::mad:
Time to go watch the clams grow....:confused:Jo
 

traditions

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Most stern men here get either 15 to 18 % off the top or 20 to 23 % after bait and fuel.The higher pay is usually for a helper that has been with the operator for awhile and has proven his worth
 

Bassin

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I've heard of a lot of guys just doing it themselves, depending where you lobstering that is. Inshore I think a decent about of them fly solo.
 
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