The National Fisheries College (NFC), originally established in 1977, is the National Fisheries Authority’s (NFA) leading fisheries and marine resources training and education institution. Under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1998, the NFA is responsible for the management and development of the fisheries sector. The NFC provides core training in fishing and seafood handling, and they will soon be expanding into aquaculture and community fisheries. 


The NFC, based in Kavieng, provides a Diploma and Degree Programme in Fisheries and Marine Resources in conjunction with the University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE).  These programmes cater to both Papua New Guinean and Solomon Islander students.


The current training programmes provided by the NFC include:

Commercial Fishing Operations;

Small-scale Fishing Operations;

Post-Harvest Operations;

Fisheries Business;

Women in Fisheries; and

Observer Training.


The NFC also oversees the Nago Island Mariculture and Research Facility, which is destined to become Papua New Guinea’s leading mariculture and general marine science research station.