Mare Nostrum

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Seminar Code: CS2151213
Starts: 01 January, 2015
Duration : 8 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
Instructors: Panos Milios
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MareNostrumSeminar Description and Aims

The goal of the seminar is to design basic professional training aiming towards the development of the fishing sector, and to improve the quality of professional training, both practical and theoretical.

Amongst other aims, the seminar sought to extend the skills of the ADPs in relations to the requirements and specialisms which are vital in the sector both at the present time and in the medium and long term. This would also have the additional benefits of enabling co-operation and the exchange of good practice. A related benefit would be the elaboration of common approaches in relation to retraining and diversification in the fishing industry amongst organisations belonging to the Dependent Fishing Zones.

Putting together materials and developing teaching methods appropriate to the needs of the industry involves many important factors. One of the most important activities is the development of the current course in different countries under the common banner – European Fishing Professional Qualification. This qualification, aimed at future EFPs with a common content and approach, seeks to recognize the training courses operated by all the partners in the project. The goal is to spread the role of the European Development Professional as a source of ideas and energy in the industry, with valuable training and skills to provide a high quality service.

The fishing industry, across its range of activities – catching, preparing, marketing and development has been buffeted in a number of ways. It has been subject to change following the introduction of elaborate rules covering the operation of fishing. There has also been intense international fishing, and the preparation and marketing sectors have been unstable. Finally, there have been problems with fish stocks and maintenance of reserves, both in terms of marketing and technological development.All these activities are dependent on there being a future where there is sustainability and where the various parts of the fishing industry are integrated. To achieve this we need new ways and approaches to management. We need new tools which will enable easier transfer of knowledge and skills to all the parts of the industry involved in fishing.

The European Agents in Fishing Development [EAFD] must be professionals who are properly trained. They will act as a link between the different parts of the fishing industry. They will provide information, undertake planning and seek solutions. Furthermore they will bring together those working in the sector with their local communities making them key to the development of economic sustainability which is so crucial nowadays.

Accordingly, we have here educational material which provides an approach to these ideas and developments for those involved in the scheme. It covers what a potential EAFD needs to achieve and the MareNostrum PROJECT requirements that are laid down in all areas which depend on fishing and are part of the scheme. This amounts to a major part of the whole fishing industry across Europe.

The course to qualify as an EAFD has a multidisciplinary content with an emphasis on interactive learning. It seeks to provide not only theoretical information, but also to train those taking the course in the seeking out and using written sources. It also offers training in taking part in debates, and emphasizes personal responsibility, stimulating the development of professional skills. All this will provide a valuable professional platform for the performance of the jobs of a new EAFD.

Target Group

Professionals within the fishing sector.

General Information 

The training material of the seminar was developed for the E.U. Project  MARE NOSTRUM:



  • Escuela de F.P. Nautico Pesquera de Huelva (Spain)
  • Euro Info Centre Viborg (Germany)
  • Nordvestjysk Uddannelsescenter (NVU)(Germany)
  • DIAN: Publications – Consulting – Educational Activities(Greece)
  • Chambre de Comerse & D’ Industrie Marseille Provence (CCIMP (France)
  • Conero Res (Italy)
  • Euro Info Centre Inverness (United Kingdom)
  • Fish Industry Association (Highlands & Islands) (United Kingdom)

All the participants will be informed every 3 months by electronic Newsletter on courses, seminars, activities, books, articles. etc. related with the course they have attended.

  LLP Logo The MARE NOSTRUM Project was co-financed by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.    EACEA Logo


Seminar Contents

Lesson 1

Training Material

Section 1. Fishery Sector

1.1 European Fisheries in a global context

1.2. Different Fisheries within Europe

1.3. Legislative aspects and administration

1.4. Micro & Macroeconomics

1.5. Marine aquaculture in Europe

1.6. Services to the fish sectors

Lesson 2

Training Material

Section 2. Fisheries Development – The future

2.1. The Project. Methodological basis

2.2. Fishing cartography

2.3. Coastal and Fishing development

2.4. Social related aspects

2.5. Organizations and professional figures

2.6. Innovation and communication

Lesson 3

Training Material

Section 3. Seafood: From water to plate

3.1. The Marine world

3.2. The fishing product

3.3. The Fishing structures

3.4. Fishing legislation

3.5. Fishing administration

3.6. Training and transfer

Lesson 4

Training Material

Section 4. Enterprise and Innovation

4.1. The Fishing company

4.2. Organization and management

4.3. Commercialization. Commercial Management

4.4. Processing Companies

4.5. Marine Acquaculture Companies

4.6. Procedures and records

4.7. Labour aspects

Lesson 5

Guide for Labour Orientation

5.1. Vocational Self-orientation

5.2. Self-evaluation

5.3. Social skills

5.4. Qualities of a FDA

5.5. Employment Search Procedure

5.6. Information source

5.7. Searching tools

5.8. Recruiting procedures

5.9. Self-employment

Lesson 6

Guide for Equal Opportunities

Lesson 7

Diagnosis Outcomes About Training Needs for an European Fishery Development Institution

Lesson 8

Practice Guide

Cost and Terms

For any person who wants:

  • To have full access to the training material
  • To have direct communication with the scientific coordinator
  • To have direct communication with other participants of the same seminar
  • To receive the “Newsletter”

The cost is:

€15.00 Add to cart