TESDA Fish Capture NC II Course

The Fish Capture NC II is a training program offered by TESDA. It equips individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to catch and deliver seafood products. This qualification is essential for workers who are directly involved in fishing and other related activities in inland bodies of water and marine waters within 15 kilometers of the coastline.

Also read: TESDA Fish Capture NC I Course

Students enrolled in this program will learn how to operate fishing vessels of three gross tons or less. They will also receive training that complies with the pertinent requirements of the Maritime Industry Authority and the Local Government Units. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to obtain a Motorboat Operators License, a permit to fish in municipal waters, and other licenses, such as fisherman’s license, fishing boat license, and fishing gear license, where required.

Fish Capture NC II

What is Fish Capture NC II?

Fish Capture NC II is a technical-vocational course in the Fisheries sector that aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills in capturing, handling, and preserving fish for commercial or recreational purposes. This program also includes training on basic navigational skills, gear maintenance, quality control procedures, and even entrepreneurship.

A person who has attained this Qualification possesses the necessary competence to:

  • Municipal Fisherman

Benefits of Taking Fish Capture NC II

  1. Develops practical skills in fish capture techniques.
  2. Enhances knowledge of different fishing gear and equipment.
  3. Increases understanding of fish behavior and habitats.
  4. Improves fish handling and processing techniques.
  5. Provides opportunities for employment in the fishing industry.
  6. Enhances chances of starting a successful fishing business.
  7. Promotes sustainable fishing practices.
  8. Enables individuals to contribute to food security through fish production.
  9. Enhances awareness of environmental conservation and biodiversity.
  10. Provides a pathway for further career development in the fisheries sector.

What are the Essential Skills that Need to Be Learned?

This qualification consists of the following units of competency:


  • Participate in workplace communication
  • Work in a team environment
  • Practice career professionalism
  • Practice occupational health and safety procedures


  • Apply safety measures in farm operations
  • Use farm tools and equipment
  • Perform estimation and calculations
  • Prevent and fight fire
  • Protect the marine environment
  • Comply with emergency procedures


  • Operates a vessel of up to 3.0 GT
  • Monitor the condition and seaworthiness of a vessel
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks on a small coastal vessel
  • Operate and troubleshoot low-powered marine engines
  • Apply weather information when navigating a vessel
  • Contribute to safe navigation
  • Apply basic food handling and safety practices


Combination 1 Beach, seining, mesh or gill netting

  • Adjust and position beach seines, mesh nets or gill nets
  • Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve beach seines, mesh nets or gill nets to land catch

Combination 2 Hand-line Fishing

  • Adjust and position hand-operated lines
  • Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve hand-operated lines to land the catch

Combination 3 Pots and Traps

  • Adjust and position pots and traps
  • Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve pots and traps to land the catch


  • Load and unload goods/cargo
  • Assemble and repair damaged netting
  • Implement the food safety program and procedures
  • Keep a record for a municipal fishing business
  • Apply basic first aid
  • Operate and maintain marine outboard motors
  • Transmit and receive information by marine radio or telephone
  • Perform breath-hold diving operations
  • Assemble and load refrigerated product
  • Shift a load using manually operated equipment
  • Maintain the temperature of seafood
  • Work with temperature-controlled stock
  • Conduct field observations
  • Monitor and record fishing operations

Sample of Certificate of Completion


Training Duration

The total training duration is 318 hours, encompassing all the required competencies.

Also read: TESDA Organic Agriculture Production NC II Course


The following qualifications are expected from trainees or students:

  1. Can communicate orally and in writing
  2. With good moral character; and
  3. Physically and mentally fit
  4. Can do basic math computations

This list does not include specific institutional requirements like education, work experience, or other criteria set by the school or training center delivering the TVET program.


To enroll in this course, you will need the following documents:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate
  2. High School or College Diploma
  3. Certified True Copy of Official Transcript of Records or Form 137
  4. Certificate of Good Moral Character or GMRC
  5. 1 x 1 and/or 2 x 2 pictures

To obtain further details, please reach out to the enrollment site that aligns with your requirements. Kindly note that the criteria may vary.

Instructor’s Qualifications

The trainer qualifications for this Fish Capture NC II require the following:

  • Must hold NC III
  • Must be physically and mentally fit
  • Must have undergone training in Training Methodology II (TM II)
  • Requires 2-3 years of supervisory/managerial experience in the job/industry.(Only when required by the hiring institution)

These requirements ensure the instructor is well-prepared to teach and guide students in all aspects of the Fish Capture NC II course.


The Fish Capture NC II program offered by TESDA equips individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for capturing and delivering seafood products. It includes training on operating fishing vessels, compliance with industry requirements, and obtaining necessary licenses. This technical-vocational course focuses on fish handling, preservation, navigational skills, gear maintenance, and entrepreneurship. The program covers basic, common, core, and elective competencies, with a total training duration of 318 hours. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers as municipal fishermen.

Also read: TESDA Able Seafarer Deck NC II (II-5) Course

Contact Information

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Office Address: BLDG 8, TESDA Gate 2, TESDA Complex, East Service Rd., South Superhighway, Taguig, Metro Manila.
Email Address: contactcenter@tesda.gov.ph
Telephone Number: 8887-7777
SMS Hotline: 0917-479-4370 (text only)
Website: https://www.tesda.gov.ph/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TESDAOfficial

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