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Human Resources / Training

This measure is designed to develop skills and support employment in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Training will be open to new entrants to the sea fishing industry and to practising fishermen, fish farmers and processing plants personnel.

A total investment of £6.35 million will be made over the period of the programme, the European Social Fund will contribute £4.76 million. The objective is to ensure the efficiency, safety, quality and business skills needed for development of the catching, aquaculutre and processing sectors through:

  • Initial career structured training programmes for deck crews, engineers and fish farmers.
  • Continuing training for skippers and engineers.
  • Product and quality hygiene instruction for fishermen, fish farmers and processing personnel.
  • Business management/marketing training for co-operative, processing and fish farming personnel.
  • Training in environmental standards and obligation.

Overall administration of this sub-programme is the responsibility of:
An Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

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