West Coast Trades Academy

Commercial Fishing Academy Level 2 & 3

The seafood industry is a proud combination of tradition and technological innovation.

New for 2021 – New Zealand fisheries management is recognised as one of the most sustainable in the world and the fishing industry on the West Coast is a thriving and supportive industry.

Job opportunities in commercial fishing are vast and our West Coast fishing companies are looking for eager young people to recruit and develop for long term, rewarding jobs.

Our West Coast Commercial Fishing programme will teach you the skills you need to enter a career on a commercial fishing boat. You will learn shore based skills to teach you what it takes to become a successful fishing operator. There are many career pathways you can take from here – maybe you will end up as a skipper of your own boat crew, or move into a land based role in seafood retail, sales or management?

Key details

Credits:Between 15 and 22 credits
Duration:This is a 1 year programme
Timetable:1 week block course in February then, 9am to 3pm Fridays
Starts:February 2021
Ends:November 2021
ProviderWestport Deep Sea Fishing School & North Beach Fishing Ltd

What you learn:

Employment options:

Further study options:

  • Check out the 2021 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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