• Introduction to Commercial Fishing

Introduction to Commercial Fishing


Overview

The Seafish Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course lasts 15 days and is run at our Fishermens College at Lyme Regis. The course is completely free and is aimed at new entrants joining the commercial fishing industry in order to give them an comprehensive insight into seamanship, life at sea and the fishing industry in order to prepare them for work at sea in a dangerous industry. Topics include net mending, basic engineering, navigation and seamanship, and the course includes all 4 of the basic mandatory safety courses.

Introduction

Seafish have developed this three-week basic seamanship induction course for new entrants to the fishing industry, consisting of two weeks shore-based training in basic seamanship (covering safety, gear and catch handling, net mending, rope work, stability, navigation and boat handling) followed by one week of mandatory safety courses (Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, First Aid, Health and Safety) plus the Seafish Basic Fishing Vessel Stability course (currently not mandatory). Although we cannot guarantee employment immediately following this course, assistance will be given to students to find berths on suitable fishing vessels so that they can go to sea and put their new-found knowledge into practice and gain practical experience of fishing.

In order to qualify for issue of certificates, you must attend ALL of these dates.

The course is completely free, but candidates are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence.


Program

Module 1

Introduction and Overview of the Course - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 3

Introduction to Ropes and Knots - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 7

Splicing and Intermediate Knots - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 8&9

Care of the Catch/Basic Hygiene - 9:00 - 16:30

Module 2

On Board Procedures - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 5

Basic Navigation & Watchkeeping - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 5

Basic Navigation & Watchkeeping - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 13

Health and Safety - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 12

Sea Survival - 9:00 - 16:30

Module 10/16

Boat Handling/Stability - 9:00 - 16:30

Module 14

First Aid - 9:00 - 16:30

Module 6

Basic Marine Engines - 9:00 - 16:30

Module 4

Net Making and Gear - 9:00 - 16:00

Module 4

Net Making and Gear - 9:00 - 16:30

Module 15

Basic Firefighting - 9:00 - 15:00

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