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Registration for Seafood Next

All the spots for Group #7 starting in February 2024 has been filled. 

Stay tuned for more information about Group #8.

Take your knowledge to
the NEXT level

There is a constant need for knowledge to secure sustainable growth in the seafood industry and advancement in the seafood value chain.

Knowledge sharing and talent development are key factors for our partners to increase the ability to apply the latest technologies and trigger sustainable growth.

Seafood Next is a competence program developed to meet the needs of the industry when it comes to knowledge development. It is an international program for new professionals in the industry.

Photo: Silje K. Robinson

About the program

Seafood Next focuses on sustainable growth and innovation throughout the seafood value chain. 

Through the 4-module program you will meet leading actors in the seafood industry, visit fish farms and hatcheries and get insight about the most important mega trends in the industry.

The 4 modules:

  1. Research and Management & Intro to the value chain 
  2. Innovation and New Technology
  3. Sales and Market, Fish Health and Feed Ingredients
  4. 100% Utilization of Raw Materials and New Value Chains

Professionals new to the industry

Seafood Next is open to anyone who wants to develop their insight about the global seafood industry. Different expertise, education and competence are only an advantage.

It is a one-year program, where you will participate in four three-day modules.

The modules serve as a meeting platform for exchange of experience and you will get to build an important network for your future career in the industry. 

In addition to the four physical modules, you will gain access to Blue Planet Academy, a leading digital e-learning platform within aquaculture. 

Practical information

Language: English*

One year program with 4 modules of 3 days

Group #7 starts in February 2024 and all the spots have now been filled. Stay tuned for more information about Group #8. 

*The program is held in Norwegian if the group exclusively consists of Norwegian-speaking participants.

Program dates for group #6

Program dates for group #7


Administration fee: NOK 10.000

Program fee: NOK 55,000

Partners and members of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster have the program fee included in the annual membership fee*

Startups and risk capital members have a 50% discount on the program fee.

In addition to the administration and program fees, there are direct costs associated with the four modules, including e.g. hotel, transport, meals, excursions, e-learning, and 5% additional fee for invoicing service. 

Estimated NOK 7,000-10,000 per domestic module and somewhat higher for the module abroad, is invoiced after each module. 

*Number of free candidates is according to member and partnership agreement and is specified in the agreement. 

Apply for Seafood Next!

For questions regarding the program, please contact program manager Fride Iversen at