on courses, events, apprenticeships etc can be found on
the appropriate webpages to the left. This page is dedicated
to training and Network related News of interest to employers
and employees in the fish and shellfish sectors of Wales.
Links to other News sources are provided.
Smoking and Filleting Courses are a success for the Network
courses in fish smoking and filleting skills were delivered
in both South Wales and North Wales during February 2016.
Advanced apprenticeships were launched in North Wales at
an employer event in Conwy. For a full report click
Whiteley, Seafish Wales project manager said “The positive
feedback we’ve received on these workshops and the huge
amount of interest in further, more advanced filleting courses
is really encouraging. There is clearly a growing demand
for this type of training and the Seafood Training Network
Wales is well placed to deliver this for the Welsh seafood
industry. The Network will be consulting industry in Wales
about an on-going programme of training courses and workshops
Steering Group sets targets for next 18 months
Steering Group of the Welsh Network met in Llandudno on
the 18th June 2015 to set targets for the next 12-18 months.
These ambitious targets included apprenticeships, training
courses and educational activities. To find out more about
these challenging goals click
Steering Group meeting attendees are: (Left to right) Lee
Cooper (Seafish & Seafood Training Academy), James Wilson
(Chair and Bangor Mussel Producers Ltd), Caroline Dawson
(Cywain Fisheries) Holly Whiteley (Seafish Wales), Ursula
Hartland (UKRS Training), Sian Davies (Cywain Fisheries),
Bethan Jones (Welsh Government)
of equipment for fish filleting training were presented
by Seafish to Llandrillo College and to UKRS Training Manager
Ursula Hartland (pictured below). The equipment will be
used to support educational events through the College and
for Ursula to deliver fish filleting training in Wales.
Advanced Fish Quality Assessment course for Wales
course delivered early March 2015 - see course photos
Early Success with Funding for Wales
- Oct/Nov 2014
in Wales have benefited from a small amount of pilot funding
from the Welsh Government. The funding is helping employers
to undertake fish preparation (knife skills) and fish frying
training that is 70% funded by the Welsh Government.
funding is on the horizon as Improve Ltd secures UK wide
Women & Work funding. The W&W funding is
intended to help redress the lack of women in senior technical
roles in the food industry. The Seafood Training Network
for Wales has done its bit to apply for this funding as
part of a larger Seafood Academy application. news on the
application is due any day now - November
Update - successfully received funding for quality assessment,
fish frying, food safety and other training opportunities.
Want to access funding? Click
here to find out more.
in September 2014, "the Network" attracted immediate
media attention with a BBC Radio Wales radio programme. It
aired at 7.15am and 15.45 on Sunday 28th September. Click
on this mp3 file to listen to the broadcast.