A free course is planned to start in Amble, on Monday, July 30, for new entrants wanting to join the fishing industry.
The three-week programme consists of two weeks’ shore-based training, which will cover safety, gear and catch handling, net mending, rope work, navigation and boat handling.
This will be followed by one week of mandatory basic safety courses, such as Sea Survival, Health and Safety, First Aid and Fire Fighting.
Upon completion, course leaders will use industry contacts to assist students in finding berths aboard fishing vessels.
The course is suitable for school-leavers wanting a career in the commercial fishing industry, as well as older candidates who are looking for a career change and want to try commercial fishing as an occupation.
The course has been running for a number of years and it has helped graduates land places in the industry in the past, including one successful trainee who bought his own boat and licence and started fishing out of Amble as a part-time commercial fisherman.
If you are interested, contact Dennis on 01665 713823 or 07702 042551,