A free series of courses for experienced fishermen are available in Amble.
Seafish and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have provided funding for the sessions.
These include refresher courses for those who have been in the industry for more than three years.
There are also sessions which will lead to a 16.5-metre skipper ticket.
Dennis Osborne, training manager for Amble-based Anglo-Scottish Seafish Industry Group Training Association, said: “This is a great opportunity for fishermen to bring their qualifications up to date and at the same time achieve additional qualifications, all free of charge.
“The sessions run from now so I am keen to hear from anyone who is interested.”
Dennis said he will arrange courses at their home port at times and tides to suit them.
To sign up, contact Dennis on 01665 713823 or 07702 042551.