The Department of Fisheries – Aquaculture Technology is the only University Department in Greece that exclusively focus on the exploitation and management of aquatic resources.
Training focus on fisheries and aquaculture aspects, which both support a strate-gic pillar of the Greek economy, rank-ing it : (a) the first exportable sector of primary production and (b) the most fisheries dependent region of E.U.
Education-Research based on:
(a) application of information technologies
(b) watercraft vessels
(c) highly training skilled staff that are in-ternationally acknowledged for their re-search activities
(d) student exchange opportunities through ERASMUS and LEONARDO pro-grams Involvement in postgraduate programs
The strategic advantage of the Department is the proximity next to a natural laboratory (Mesolonghi-Aitoliko lagoons, hatchery and fish farm units, fresh-water systems) with an immense environmental and heritage value that can boost the technological training in Fisheries and Aquaculture.