are in discussions with a number of potential providers in
Nothern Ireland and plan to offer a range of programmes post
launch. Our core programmes will be in bivalve purification,
fish quality assessment, fish smoking, filleting, fishmongering
etc. Many of these programmes may be partially funded, subject
to the availability of funding streams.
Fish Quality Assessment Course - Contact
email@example.com or Lynn.Gilmore@seafish.co.uk
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fish frying courses are now available in Northern Ireland
- more information.
you are interested in a course in Northern Ireland then please
contact us so we can form a group and set course dates.
workshop 18th August 2016
- Southern Regional College ran an apprenticeship workshop
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here for details.
courses to be delivered in February 2016
Seafood Training Network Northern Ireland in partnership with
Seafish, Sea Source and Fisheries and Consultant Hal Dawson
are running a series of 2-day fish filleting courses in Kilkeel
later this month.
courses will teach participants knife safety skills as well
as basic filleting techniques for a range of species including,
mackerel, haddock, flat fish and monkfish. On completion of
the course, students will receive an attendance certificate
and credit towards an advanced fish filleting qualification.
Hal Dawson, who is well-known and respected throughout the
fish processing sector on the island of Ireland, will be delivering
the course, which is the first one of its kind to be delivered
in Northern Ireland for many years.
said "The average age of manual fish filleters on the
island of Ireland is now thought to be approximately 55 and
without professional training being put in place, we are going
to lose this greatly needed skill. Manual fish filleting produces
a top quality product and we hope, through these courses,
to introduce the art of manual fish filleting to a younger
McCulla OBE, CEO of Sea Source commented "a recent uplift
in the haddock quota and successful pelagic fisheries around
the coast have created renewed interest in filleting prime
fish in Kilkeel. Sea Source are leading the way in developing
staff training to include fish filleting skills and provide
the local and export markets with the best product possible."
Lynn Gilmore of Seafish Northern Ireland welcomed these courses
and said "it is fantastic to see local companies taking
the lead in staff training and Seafish, through the Seafood
Training Network Northern Ireland are delighted to support
first two courses, planned to take place from the 29th February
to 3rd March have already been fully subscribed by Sea-Source
staff, but with interest growing in these hugely important
skills for the entire fishing industry, future courses are
If you are interested in a manual fish filleting course, this
can be arranged through the Sea Fish Industry Training Association
(SFITA) or Sea Source. Please contact Juanita Emerson of SFITA
on 02842771556/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynda Annett
of Sea Source on 02841762855/ email@example.com for further
information, availability and costs.