Fisheries technology

Skill level: 2

Fisheries technology is a study at the secondary level for preparation for jobs in fish processing, fishing and aquaculture. Validation of prior learning has taken place in the discipline. The average duration of study is two years, including two semesters of internship.


A study program in fisheries technology has been taught at the Icelandic College of Fisheries.


Applicants must have completed compulsory education in accordance with the National Curriculum Guide for Compulsory Schools.

Check whether the study program is credit-worthy at the Student Education Fund. Trade union education funds often provide scholarships for study. Get more information from your union.


Fisheries technology is divided into general subjects, specialties, on-the-job training and vocational training where the second and fourth semesters take place in the workplace. You can take courses in machine management and have them evaluated as part of workplace learning. Students who only intend to work in fish processing or other jobs on land can choose a course in aquaculture, fish processing or fisheries entrepreneurship instead of small vessel training and mechanical engineering.

During the study period, visits are made to institutions and companies related to the fishing industry, as well as two study trips abroad. Please note that part of the study may be offered as distance learning or in collaboration with other schools and lifelong learning centers.

After graduation

Studies in fisheries technology can be the basis for further studies in fisheries and food sciences or preparation for jobs related to the processing of marine products at fish processing companies, fishing companies and fish farms. Fisheries technicians also work for fish sales companies or in the sale of equipment for the fishing industry.


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