The programme length is six months, divided into three phases; the introductory course, the specialist course and the independent project work. To successfully finish the training programme every fellow has to finish a project (report), which is presented orally at the end of the programme

The Introductory part: 6 weeks of orientation (3-5 days) lectures, visits and field trips that should cover the main subjects of fisheries. Including is a 10 day trip to Akureyri (University of Akureyri), north Iceland, where companies in the fishing industry are visited.

The specialist course: 6 weeks of lectures on specialist topics (in relation to the specialist lines). During this period the fellows develop a proposal for a project which they then present.

The independent project work: Based on the aproval of the fellows' proposal the last phase of the UNU-FTP starts with a 14 weeks of independent work where fellows focus and work on a project that has a direct relevance to their work at home.

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