Introduction to Commercial Fishing - Seafish
The Introduction to Commercial Fishing course is a three-week induction course for those wanting to begin a career in fishing, covering all the essential subjects necessary for going to sea on a fishing boat.
Included in the training are safety equipment, fishing gear, catch handling, net mending, rope work, navigation and watchkeeping.
Anyone interested should contact Hazel Bennett to enquire about this course here
Pre- Course Requirements
You must be 16+ and willing to attend and complete all the modules presented in the course over a 3 week period.
The new entrant to fishing course involves two weeks of shore-based training which involves hands-on, practical sessions. These back up the classroom teaching which includes the use of demonstrations and videos to provide information to candidates.
This is followed by one week of mandatory safety courses in Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, First Aid and Health and Safety. Where possible, assistance can be given to candidates to find berths on suitable fishing vessels.
The course consists of lectures, films, demonstrations and practical work, which includes visits to the local fish quay, fish market and any other relevant locations.
Assessments and Certification
Candidates are assessed throughout the course on their abilities and your attitude to the work.
Successful candidates will receive the Seafish Industries Introduction to Commercial Fishing certificate and the four basic safety certificates that are required before going to sea. These are Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival), Basic First Aid and Health and Safety at sea.