This edition of Eurofish Magazine contains an article on Almars Project and how Albanian fishers will soon be able to earn international qualifications at home.

Albanian fishers can soon earn international qualifications at home

A project consortium with partners from Albania and Croatia intends to improve the skills of fishermen by developing a master’s degree in marine fisheries and by upgrading vocational training to provide Albanian fishermen with internationally recognized skills. The sectors agriculture, forestry and fisheries are the main employers in Albania with a share of more than 40%. With regards to fisheries, Albania, as an EU candidate, is obliged to conduct reforms before it can implement the EU common fisheries policy. At the same time, there is a trend to expand the Albanian fishing fleet with more trawlers and purse seiners. Compared to other Mediterranean fishing fleets, however, Albania’s is small, accounting for less than 1% of the total.

Link to the article (pages 44-45):