Seafood Training Scheme

Training candidates and training providers may apply for support for the course fees and subsistence costs for training in the Irish catching, fish farming and seafood processing sectors.

Training Candidates

To be eligible for training funding you must submit an application on before paying for your course.

Funding for training is available in the following areas;

  • Commercial Fishing
  • Fishing Vessel Engineering
  • GMDSS Radio Communications
  • Skippers
  • Aquaculture
  • Commercial Diving
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
  • Seafood Processing

Please see the Seafood Training Schedule brochure for the list of eligible courses.

Eligible Costs

  • Course fees
  • Subsistence costs

Please see the Seafood Training Schedule brochure for the terms and conditions that apply.

Maximum Support Rates

  • Individual/sole traders - 50%
  • Irish Registered fishing vessel owners (Vessels over 12m in length) - 50%
  • SME's in fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors - 50%
  • Collective organisations - 60%
  • Producer organisations (POs) - 75%
  • SSCF vessel owners -  80%

How to Apply

  1. Learn about the Seafood Training Scheme (pdf 1,197Kb)    
  2. Apply Online

Training providers

If you are a Seafood training provider your training programme(s) may qualify for funding. Please complete the evaluation form (pdf 460Kb)   The information provided will be used by the BIM Training Committee in reaching a decision on eligibility for funding.

Need Assistance?

Contact Kathy Cullimore on +353 1 2144283 or by email


Key Dates

Status: Open

Contact Us

To learn more about this grant contact:

John Connaughton
Direct: +353 1 2144 262

For assistance with your grant application contact:

Kathy Cullimore
Direct: +353 1 2144283