Cook’s assistant on the Seafisher

Rubio works with the chief steward in the galley of the Seafisher, a catcher processor in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. He also maintains the house and helps keep the crew comfortable.

I like the people I work with. Everybody is cool. I like being out on the boat. This job has helped me go places I never thought I’d be able to go. I’ve made friends and learned from different people with different cultures. 

I do this job for my son so he can have the things I didn’t when I was growing up. Who I am…I’m just a normal guy who couldn’t find a job. The Seafisher gave me an opportunity to come out here and I took it. I’ve been doing this for 12 years now.