The Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food is expected to team up soon with the Ministries of Tourism and Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy to simplify the institutional framework required for the development of fishing tourism.
Fishing tourism includes the boarding of non-crew individuals as passengers on fishing boats for recreational and tourism purposes
According to press reports, the simplification of the institutional framework for fishing tourism is included in actions aimed to strengthen Greece’s alternative forms of tourism.
The new institutional framework sees tourists on board professional fishing boats, practicing the techniques of fishing as a form of recreation during their holidays. This activity is expected to increase the income of Greek fishermen and create jobs in coastal and island areas of Greece.