Title: Curriculum for onshore and offshore fish handling personnel

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Supervisors: Hjorleifur Einarsson


The main goal of the project was to develop a curriculum for a training course for onshore and offshore fish handling personnel in Namibia. The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) is involved in training of deck officers, engineering officers, fisheries inspectors and observers. NAMFI pays little focus on fish as a raw material and its post landing handling. The project was intended to improve NAMFI’S training of fishermen and onshore personnel on fish handling and processing, and safety and quality of fishery products. The curriculum consists of two training courses, one for onshore fish handling personnel and one for offshore fish handling personnel. This project involved a study of the training programmes for Icelandic fishermen, officers and fish processing workers in order to improve the training in Namibia. A fish processing plant of Samherji hf. and a fishing vessel Björgúlfur EA-312 were visited in Dalvik North Iceland for that purpose. The results of the project consist of curriculum of two training courses; course topics were identified, course duration, objectives, learning outcomes, learning activities and power point slides for each topic were produced.

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