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Funding is available for a three-week introduction to commercial fishing by the Sea Fish Industry Authority in Stornoway next month.

The course runs from Monday, June 10, to Friday, June 28. It is open to anyone over 15 who wishes to make a career in the fishing industry.

Travel and accommodation costs will also be paid for those travelling to Stornoway. The course includes ENG1 medical fitness certification to ensure participants can commence work aboard UK-registered vessels over 10 metres.

The introductory course, worth £2,000, gives new entrants basic knowledge and awareness of common activities aboard commercial fishing vessels. It includes four mandatory one-day courses, which are legally required to work on a fishing vessel: sea survival, health and safety, first aid, and firefighting.

See the application form.