Co-ordinator: Central Denmark EU Office (Demark)
Start: 1 November 2011
Duration: 30 months
Funding: EU Lifelong Learning Programme


The fishery sector is highly dependent on skilled and qualified workers whose skills and knowledge of the fishery sector directly affect the quality of its products and services. However, currently education and training provided by vocational fishery schools primarily concerns the teaching and training of fishermen. Service professions linked to fisheries are generally constrained to use low-skilled workers or workers with an educational background from other professions. 2Fish aims to offers education and training possibilities within the fisheries sector that are non-existent today.

The aim of 2FISH is to develop innovative training modules for training of service professionals connected to the fishery sector. Each module will be tested by the 2Fish vocational education and training providers in close collaboration with enterprises. Preparation for European credit systems for vocational education and training assessment of the new modules will form a significant part of the project. The new modules will be integrated into the educational programme of 2Fish vocational education and training schools and will be available for download and re-use from the project website by other European fishery vocational education and training schools.


1. To develop and test innovative vocational education and training modules for training of secondary fishery professions based on the needs identified in direct collaboration with enterprises employing secondary fishery profession specialists.
2. To support close links between fishery voca-tional education and training schools and enterprises in order to anticipate and respond to skills needs in this sector.
3. To support competence development and to improve the quality of training systems within the fishery sector.
4. To provide the basis for a national/regional certification of new training modules in each partner country aiming at acquiring European credit system recognition for vocational educa-tion and training points at a later stage.

The 2FISH consortium consists of 7 partners from 5 countries:

  • Co-ordinator – Central Denmark EU Office (CDEU) (Denmark)
  • Core partner – Fisheries Training Center (Fiskeriskolen) (Denmark)
  • Core partner – North Cape Maritime College and Upper secondary school (NCMC) (Norway)
  • Core partner –  Lonxanet Foundation for Sustainable Fishing (Spain)
  • Core partner - AQUATT (Ireland)
  • Core partner - Inforcoop - l’Istituto Nazionale di Formazione della Lega delle Cooperative e Mutue (Italy)
  • Core partner - The Lira Fishermen Association (Spain)

For more information on this project:


Åse Højlund Nielsen, Email: ahn@centraldenmark.eu or Olivia Daly, AquaTT, P.O Box 8989, Dublin 2, Ireland Email: olivia@aquatt.ie Tel: +353 1 644 9008, Fax: +353 1 644 9009