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Take your knowledge to
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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.

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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

Start of group #6 is 30th August 2023.

Application deadline: 15th August 2023. 

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

Program dates for group #6

Research and Management, Intro to the Value Chain
30th Aug. – 11th Sept. 2023th
Innovation and New Technology
14th – 16th Nov. 2023
Sales and Market, Fish Health and Feed Ingredients
13th – 15th March 2024
100% Utilization of Raw Materials and New Value Chains
7th – 9th June 2024

Other upcoming program dates: 

  • Group #5 Module 3: 31th of May – 2th of June 2023 in Iceland. 


Administration fee: 

All: NOK 10.000,-

Program fee:

Partners and members of NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster: Free of charge.

Startups an Risk Capital members: NOK 27.500,

Other: NOK 55.000,-

*Number of free candidates is according to member- and partnership agreement.



Seafood Next program: 4 modules of 3 days.

Not included:

Cost of hotel, diet and travel at the program will be invoiced the participant.

Cost of NOK 2.000,- for access to Blue Planet Academy.


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

Apply for Seafood Next!

Interested in joining Seafood Next? Please contact program manager Fride Iversen at