Global Alliance for Skills

Orbit 1: Transition to Aquaculture and Fishery Sustainability

Come on board

Calling all schools, universities, companies, and nonprofits. If your organization is interested in the transition to a greener economy? Join Global Alliance in our effort promote a more circular economy for fishery and aquaculture. As part of our initiative, we’re offering free one-month access to leading skills technology for 10,000 individuals.  Fill out our form and we’ll reach out.

About Us

The Global Alliance for Skills is a first-of-its-kind shared knowledge hub, resource and meeting ground that connects leaders and solutions across the world through a shared goal of supporting transition from ordinary economies to a circular and sustainable workforce.

In order to support the European fishing and aquaculture sectors, Skillsforeu specifically represents an Open Innovation project which  aggregates and hosts the main world players and their services dedicated to the circular economy transition of the aquaculture sector.

Reskilling and Upskilling
The European Union

Skills are essential for recovering from the current crisis and transitioning into a greener and more digital economy. According to the current European Industrial Strategy, movement towards a low-carbon economy will create more than 1 million jobs by 2030, and industrial transitions will require the reskilling and upskilling of more than 120 million Europeans over the next five years. These changes are already creating  new demand patterns for technical and soft skills that allow for full participation in the economic renaissance and the labor market. A “green culture” based on a human-centered approach must be developed: the acquisition of green skills in the workplace will increase the resilience and adaptability of workers, managers, and stakeholders while contributing to green growth, planetary health, and societal resilience.

Skills for Sustainabillity

The ocean is already the world’s biggest employer.

The ocean is a source of life for human beings. It gives us food, oxygen and energy. It is home to many species and acts as climate regulator. The ocean is already the world's biggest employer, supporting the livelihoods of more than 3 billion people and providing food for more than 2.6 billion.

Key Information on
Fisheries & Aquaculture

In his recent book Preparing a Workforce for the New Blue Economy (2021) economist Martin Koehring explains that the transition into a more sustainable and data-driven blue economy also requires a major transition for technology, talent, and skills.
The aquaculture and fishery sectors are full of opportunities for building a sustainable blue economy and creating sustainable jobs. Already more than 20 million people are employed in aquaculture, and this number is set to grow significantly in the near future. Industry-wide changes are emerging, including the transition away from wild-caught fish and new technologies in fishmeal replacements  (WOI, 2020c). Assisting aquaculture and fishery employees in adapting to these changes will become crucial in building a robust and environmentally sustainable economy.