Presenting fishing to the next generation
This Friday will see a major recruitment effort taking place in Norway as a thousand youngsters will see a presentation on the possibilities offered by the fishing industry.
The event takes place at Ă lesundâs Parken cultural centre, with 500 young people being given an insight into the fishing industry at 0930 and a second 500 at 1115. The thousand young people taking part in the FiskeflĂĽtens UngdomsmĂ¸nstring (Youth Fishing Movement) are from the SunnmĂ¸re and Romsdal area and will be presented with an overview of the potential career paths ahead of them.
The event consists of a series of short lectures by seafood and fishing industry figures, followed by music and a panel discussion with young people already in the fishing industry or training to join it.
As an added incentive, a prize of offered to the best participating class.
The event is a joint effort by Surofi (SunnmĂ¸re og Romsdal Fiskesalslag), FiskebĂĽt Vest, MĂ¸re og Romsdal fiskarlag and Marint Kompetansesenter â and this is one of the largest events of its kind held in Norway.
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