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BIM promotes careers in the Irish catching, fish farming and seafood processing sectors by training new entrants and upgrading the skills of existing practitioners.
Find out how to start a career in aquaculture or improve your fish farming skills with our aquaculture courses.
View our courses in radio communications
Green Seafood Business Programme
Make savings through greater efficiencies in your seafood buseinss and create a greener environment.
learn more about our courses in marine engineering.
Skippers and Crew
Progress your career from new entrant level through to the position of skipper
Passenger Boat Proficiency
Make savings through greater efficiencies in your seafood business and create a greener environment
Find out about the safety courses we offer, how to get a Basic Safety Training card and the correct use of lifejackets
Processors and Retailers
Learn more about our food safety, seafood hygiene management and retail development courses exclusively for seafood processors and retailers
The Welsh Sea Fish Industry Training Association serves the sea fish industry in Wales by delivering training and instruction at various venues all around the Welsh coast
Visit www.welshseafishindustry.com for more information on all available courses
Basic Sea Survival – Personal Survival Techniques
To be completed before going to sea for the first time
Fire Fighting at Sea
This very comprehensive one-day course is specifically designed for seafarers
1 Day Basic Health & Safety Training for New Entrant Fishermen
An additional course for all new entrants to the industry
1 Day Safety Awareness Course
For all fishermen after gaining 6 months sea time experience
First Aid At Sea
What to do in a real emergency at sea!
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) requires sea survival training to be completed before going to sea for the first time and requires the other three courses to be completed within three months
For experienced fishermen – those who have at least two years of fishing experience – we have developed a number of voluntary short courses for fishermen who want to increase their skills and knowledge to levels above minimum legal requirements
Two and five day Navigation Courses
Two and five day Engineering Courses
One Day Stability Awareness Courses
Completion of these courses (with the addition of the Royal Yachting Association’s GMDSS Short Range Certificate for radio operators) make up the requirements for our Under 16.5m Skipper’s Certificate, which is accepted by the MCA for use on small commercial vessels
Foreshore & Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)
Basic Foreshore Gatherers Safety Course
This course has been designed to meet industry management demand and the content has been adapted, revised and accepted by fishery management bodies throughout the UK
If you are ordering a funded PFD for your boat crew Click Here to download an application form
Crewman on a licensed fishing vessel
Click Here to download an application form for a funded PFD