Careers & Training

17,000 New Zealanders are employed directly and indirectly in the seafood industry in a coastal fishing zone that spans 2.2 million square kilometres.

Jobs within the sector are diverse and covering a wide range of skills from land-based scientific and technical roles to hands on jobs on vessels or processing and retail onshore.

Primary ITO offer qualifications and short courses to the seafood sector in the following areas:

  • Aquaculture
  • Seafood processing
  • Vessel operations
  • Wholesale and retail

You can find out more about training by visiting the Primary ITO website.