Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki and Deputy Agricultural Minister Simos Kedikoglou recently signed a memorandum of cooperation for the promotion and development of fishing tourism in Greece.
“With the memorandum that we agreed and signed, we seek to promote Greece as an international destination for fishing tourism, always respecting sustainable development,” Zacharaki said on Friday.
According to the deputy tourism minister, the memorandum foresees the launch of initiatives aimed at promoting fisheries through new and innovative activities.
The planned initiatives are expected to open new horizons for the enrichment of the Greek tourism product.
In particular, an inter-ministerial “Management Team for Fishing Tourism” will come together and be responsible for designing the framework, launching synergies and carrying out actions for the promotion of fishing tourism. Actions will include the active participaltion of local fishermen.
Within the framework of the memorandum, the two Greek ministries will proceed for the first time with the preparation and implementation of a “National Strategy for the Promotion of Fishing Tourism”.
The signing of the memorandum followed discussions between the Tourism Ministry and Ministry of Rural Development and Food as well as meetings with local stakeholders and entrepreneurs for the promotion of fishing tourism activities.