Tuition Scholarships for DECK Hand Fishing Programme for Fijians

WWF-Pacific and the Fiji Maritime Academy, with the support of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional  Environment Programme (SPREP) By-catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management (BIEM) Initiative, are  offering a limited number of scholarships to potential students interested in undertaking the above  mentioned programme and interested in a career as Crew on fishing vessels.

Tuition Scholarships for DECK Hand Fishing Programme for Fijians
Tuition Scholarships for DECK Hand Fishing Programme for Fijians 

Ninety scholarships for the Deck Hand Fishing Programme are on offer in 2022. The scholarships will

cover tuition only. The two courses that are part of the programme are Basic Sea Safety and Deck Hand

Fishing. Applicants with sea time experience would be an advantage.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants are requested to submit an application letter with copies of required supporting

documents with the subject line: Scholarships for Deck Hand Fishing Programme to: OR applications can be hand delivered to : WWF-Pacific Programme

Office, 4 Ma’afu street, Suva.

Applications can also be sent via post to:


4 Ma’afu Street

Private Mail Bag, SUVA.

Attach the following supporting documents with your letter of application: original or certified copy of

your birth certificate; FSLC or FJC transcript or equivalent (if available); a passport size photograph;

curriculum vitae detailing any past work experience. For existing crew, a reference letter from a

nominating fishing company is required. Open to Fiji nationals only.


Deadline for applications: 4.30pm (Fiji ST) on Friday 3rd June, 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The BIEM Initiative is a key result area five of the of the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership

(PEUMP) programme, which is funded by the European Union and the Government of Sweden and is

executed by SPREP.

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