The specialist course is six weeks long and is designed to train fellows in their area of specialization. After the introductory course, the fellows are split up in groups according their area of specialization. During the specialist training, fellows receive three to five lectures per day and are given assignments. Additionally, visits to plants and companies are an important part in the specialist training. In this part of the 6-month training, fellows are expected to develop ideas for a final project in collaboration with their supervisor.
The FTP offers training in six area of specialization:
- Fisheries Policy and Planning
- Marine and Inland-Waters Resources, Assessment and Monitoring
- Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
- Management of Fisheries Companies and Marketing
- Fishing Technology
- Sustainable Aquaculture
Not all of these lines are offered each year.