I need several things when I clean fish on my boat. First, I need an ample supply of water to wash off the slime, blood, scales from the cutting board, the fish, my hands, and any parts
of the boat that might get "slimed". So, I have a saltwater washdown pump, hose and pistol nozzle close at hand. Second, I have a LARGE, solidly and permanently attached cutting board, with back splash and side boards, positioned so that the crud drips mostly over the side. Third, I have this located aft so that I can sit on the sterncastle cabintop, solidly supported and comfortably situated. Fourth, I have a bucket with paper towels and cloth rags, sharp knife, and another bucket for the fish to be cleaned. Fifth, I have a cold, refreshing beverage close at hand to replace lost
electrolytes. Carry the dead fish in a bucket to the cleaning station. Wash it off with the pistol nozzle. Pull the sharp knife out of the other bucket and do your best to clean or filet your catch, washing
the slime, blood, etc. as needed to keep things clean and fresh. Wipe your hands, as necessary with a towel to keep control of the knife. Plop the finished product into the clean bucket and hand it down to someone in the galley
to further rinse and ziplock and chill, while you address the balance of the fish in the kill bucket. Sip your beverage regularly and wash your workstation frequently. Then hose everything down, wash everything down, clean your hands and knife and clean bucket, then get the barbecue
going. Drink some more to replace electrolytes. Feel proud and hungry.