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The nation's present research, education, training, extension and economic development organizations and institutions can, with proper coordination and cooperation, and with fuller support, meet the short- and medium-term needs for aquaculture development. Priority will be given to the strengthening of existing capacities. The need for such coordination is pressing. A National Aquaculture Coordination Committee (NACC) will therefore be established.


4.2.1 Powers

Executive powers will be delegated by the Ministries of Agriculture, of the National Economy, of the Interior, and of Industry, Research and Technology.

4.2.2 Functions

The NACC will implement, coordinate and monitor aquaculture development in Greece, including the allocation of financial and other resources; and will assign responsibilities in the sector.

4.2.3 Membership

Representatives of:

-the Ministry of AgricultureChairman
-the Ministry of National Economy1 member
-the Ministry of the Interior1 member
-the Ministry of Industry, Research and Technology1 member
-the Association of Geotechnical Scientists1 member
-State banks1 member
-PASEGES (the Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives1 member
-Producer associations 12 members

1 Including development companies, private companies and individuals.

4.2.4 Observers

There will be provision for observers from:

4.2.5 Future membership

There will be provision for adjusting the membership of the NACC to take account of changes in the industry.

4.2.6 Administration/Secretariat

4.2.7 Sources of advice

-Economic development:ETANAL S.A., development companies and banks
-Regional development:EETAA (the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government)
-Education and training:the Agricultural University College of Athens
  the Mesolongion Technical College
  the Agricultural Bank
  the University of Crete
  the University of Thessaloniki
  the National Centre for Marine Research
-Applied research:the Agricultural University College of Athens
  the University of Crete
  Development companies
  the University of Thessaloniki
  the National Centre for Marine Research
-Basic research:the National Centre for Marine Research

4.2.8 Informal cooperation

The establishment of this formal structure for coordination does not diminish the need for the organizations and institutions involved to cooperate informally: such cooperation should continue, should include all sectors of the industry and should be actively promoted by the NACC.


To support the coordination effort, the NACC will establish a centre for the collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information on aquaculture, the CAI. The CAI will be based in an existing institution, still to be decided. It will be staffed by information specialists, and will communicate freely with all sectors of the industry, from scientists to producers. The CAI should be supported in the regions by branch services in existing regionally based organizations.

The CAI will establish links with existing international information services, such as the FAO Fish Marketing Information System and the proposed Mediterranean Information Network. The CAI will have a translation and publication capacity of its own and be able to commission studies and reports by other organizations. There will be an emphasis on clarity of information, and the requirements of producers, and of those working closely with them, will be paramount.

The National Centre for Marine Research was planning to establish an aquaculture data base as a national service in its library in early 1988: this might form the basis of the proposed CAI.

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