Fishermen Training

Have you wanted to pursue a career on the water and not known where to start? Fishermen’s Alliance is hosting free training for new and beginning fishermen on Cape Cod.

Experienced fishermen members, certified marine safety trainers, and local fisheries experts team up to conduct our introductory level course. The curriculum includes an overview of local fisheries, crew responsibilities and expectations, certification in at-sea safety/survival, basic knot tying, and more! Upon successful completion of the course, trainees receive connections to job opportunities.

Fishermen’s Alliance has held two pilot training programs to date, as well as several workshops with local high school students, reaching a total of 45 participants.

Our free online Introduction to Cape Cod Commercial Fishing course is now available!  Sign up here.

Next in-person training date: to be determined

Safety training is incredibly important.  Free safety trainings are available through FPSS

Review fishing jobs available in our Classifieds

Contact Melissa if you are interested in a commercial fishing career!

Looking for our Training Framework?  This report outlines Cape Cod’s training needs and proposed solutions.

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