Fisherman at Newlyn Harbour

Intro to Commercial Fishing – 8 – 26 July 2024

The Seafish three-week Introduction to Commercial Fishing course is for new entrants to the fishing industry. The course consists of two weeks of shore-based training (covering health and wellbeing, safety, gear and catch handling, net mending, rope work and navigation, finances and tax) and one week of mandatory safety courses (Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, First Aid, Health and Safety). We also cover the Seafish Basic Fishing Vessel Stability and Engineering courses.

Immediately following this course new entrants are qualified and can look for berths on commercial fishing vessels usually as a freelance share fisherman.

This induction course will suit both youngsters looking for a career at sea in the fishing industry and older candidates who are looking for a career change and interested in commercial fishing as an occupation.

Cost: A Seafish Training Grant is available to eligible candidates who are 15 years old or in the last year  at school or above and have no previous fishing experience.

You can call us to discuss this and make an application.


08 - 26 Jul 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Centre Newlyn
Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 5AR