Sign up for a place on fishing course

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

Anglo-Scottish Seafish & Seafood Training Association (ASSTA) is running the training initiative in February.

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

A number of positions are available on a first-come, first-served basis for another round of tutoring, which takes place over three weeks.

The free-to-attend course is financed by the Seafish Authority, European Fisheries Fund and the Marine Management Organisation.

Dennis Osborne, managing director of ASSTA, said the course offers the perfect opportunity for anyone who was thinking of going to sea as a fisherman.

He added: “The course gives people the chance to obtain the mandatory courses required by law without having to pay.

“We have run these courses in Amble before and two people have gone on to start their own businesses and 50 per cent of participants have gone on to get jobs in the industry.

Anyone aged 18 and above can attend. To secure a place, call Dennis on 01665 713823/07702 042551.