The Government of Greece, assisted by the United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is engaged in the project Development of Marine and Inland Aquaculture in Greece (FI: DP/GRE/85/002) whose objective is the preparation of a National Plan for Aquaculture Development, to increase the availability of farmed fish and reduce reliance on imported fish, fish products and fish feed.
As part of the project operations, FAO assigned Dr D. Edwards as consultant in August 1987 with the following terms of reference:
In collaboration with counterparts to study the opportunity to develop Greek freshwater resources through the culture of trout, mainly, and other species such as carp, and in particular:
carry out a pre-arranged programme of visits and meetings with counterpart specialists.
prepare a synopsis of the present situation relating to freshwater fish farming in Greece.
prepare a synopsis of the cultural systems and the species appropriate for growth, together with the identification of any constraints.
describe the potential for development and identify zones where it should be considered on a priority basis.
propose strategies for enhancing freshwater aquaculture production.
provide limited technical assistance as required, in response to particular situations encountered.
provide a two-day seminar on the subject field with particular reference to Greece.
prepare a report on main findings and recommendations suitable for inclusion in the draft National Aquaculture Plan as an appendix by the end of the assignment in Greece.