Fishing is an unguilded occupation.
The fishing article details the fisherman's methods and equipment as well as the common types of fish and methods of preservation.
Fishing has great economic and social importance to all coastal communities. The sea provides raw materials such as whale oil, mother of pearl, and ambergris.
Fishermen are unguilded and the majority are unfree. Most have very little land or wealth. Sea fishermen depend on their maritime skills to survive; the rewards are sparse and the work is extremely dangerous. Most start as youngsters, much like apprentices, learning the trade whilst doing much of the drudgery. Most fishermen do not own a boat; they work for a share of the catch on larger boats and dream of the day when they can buy their own boat.