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.

The Training and Capacity Building Scheme is established under Union Priority 1 (Sustainable Fisheries) of Ireland’s Operational Programme under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014 – 2020, co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Commission

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

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;

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.

What is Funded What is Funded

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

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 60%
SSCF vessel owners 80%

How to Apply How to Apply


Apply Online

Apply online at


Download the Getting Started Guide

Click here to download the ‘Getting Started with the BIM online Grants System Guide.’

For more information please email