Land place on course for budding fishermen

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Places are up for grabs for the Introduction to Commercial Fishing course, which has previously led to trainees landing jobs in the industry.

Anglo-Scottish Seafish & Seafood Training Association (ASSTA) has successfully run the sessions a number of times in Amble over the last few years.

It is hoped that the training will boost the number of new entrants coming into the industry.

Now, a number of positions are available on a first-come, first-served basis for another round of tutoring in the town in the summer.

Dennis Osborne, of ASSTA, said that the free-to-attend course offers the perfect opportunity for anyone who was thinking of going to sea as a fisherman.

He added: “Our last Introduction to Commercial Fishing course was a success with 90 per cent of the new entries securing full-time jobs in the fishing industry.

“The course, which is financed by a number of organisations, helps people who want to become a fisherman in the UK.

“Amble has all the facilities that we need to run the course and we have received the okay to run another course, starting on June 1.”

For more information and to register an interest in the course, contact Dennis on 07702 042551.