Anglo Scottish Seafish Industry Group Training Association is offering free places on a three-week course.
The course, titled ‘Introduction To Commercial Fishing’, is funded by several UK bodies and headed up by The Seafish Industry.
Dennis Osborne, who manages the training centre, said: “This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who is thinking of making fishing a new career or even starting a new business venture.
"We have several people who completed the course and now own there own boat.”
He says that a number of boat owners and skippers have voiced their concern at the lack of available crew members.
The course covers basic knowledge of the fishing industry such as navigation, seamanship, engineering, ropework and certificates in sea survival, fire fighting, basic health and safety and first aid.
It will be held in Amble when possible.
To apply or for further information contact Dennis on 07702042551.