The Goverment of the Syrian Arab Republic through its Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR), and the Food Agriculture Organization of the UNited Nations through tis Technical Cooperation Programme are engaged since March 1995 in the implementation of the project "Assistance to Artisanal Fisheries=.
The objectives of the project are:
- to optimize the utilization of the presently exploited marine and freshwater stocks and the marketing, distribution and consumption of stocks that are underutilized; and
- to provide independent advice on measures to optimize the human resources available to the Department of Fisheries (DOP) in order to meet the requirements of the fishing industry and the Goverment.
As part of the project operation, FAO assigned Mr. D. Lisac as consultant in Marine Aquaculture from 27 March to 26 April 1996.