The workforce in the fishing sector is ageing and motivating young people to take up fishing careers has become increasingly difficult. The EU recognises the importance of building a new generation of fishers and is helping attract young people to the fishing sector.
In the first episode of the new season of Ocean Magazine, Euronews travels to Finland to film an EU-supported apprenticeship programme. Find out what they do to foster a new generation of local fishers and preserve a vital economic activity in this coastal area. The story continues offshore Ostend, Belgium, where teenage students of local maritime school get their first-hand fishing experience on board the “Broodwinner" training vessel, renovated with support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
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OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 2 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
The first season featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out here! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
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Euronews Ocean: Family-run fisheries struggle as new generation casts net wider
- Publication date
- 21 January 2020
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries