Knowledge exchange in sustainable Fisheries management and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean region

ERASMUS+ Programme, Capacity Building for Higher Education

Project Number: Project No. 610071-EPP-1-2019-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

About Fish Aqu

FishAqu (Knowledge Exchange in sustainable Fisheries management and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean region) is a project, co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme, in the area of Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.

The aim of the project is to develop capacities of practitioners and academics working on fisheries management and aquaculture in Egypt, in line with the directives of the Bologna process and the strategies of European Policy Cooperation (Education and Training 2020 framework) in order to launch a master degree programme on fisheries and aquaculture in Egypt.

Objectives are:

  • initiate a masters&rsquo degree study program competence-based curriculum in response to Egyptian Vision 2030 giving higher priority and importance to the sector of fisheries and its relation to Egyptian food security
  • implement a new Collaboration Platform to support the learning and academic environments
  • involve researchers and practitioners into communication and dissemination and establish their joint participation in the educational process and research
  • upgrade facilities and services of Egyptian universities through modern equipment&rsquos, international relations and student counselling/guidance
  • improve the internationalisation and modernization of Egyptian universities in terms of research, scientific, technological and service (student counselling/guidance)
  • integrate decision makers, academic staff, NGOs, labour marketing together


The consortium is coordinated by University of Aveiro (Portugal) with the participation of University of Palermo (Italy), University of Dubrovnik (Croatia) and EMUNI University (Slovenia) from Europe and Alexandria University, Matrouh University and Aswan University from Egypt.

AASTMT Contact persons

Professor Yasser Gaber Dessouky,

Dean of Scientific Research and Innovation

Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)  

Abu Kir Campus, POBox: 1029 Miami,   Alexandria, EGYPT 

Mobile:     +2 01006030790  


Kareem M. TONBOL, BSc, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Oceanography & Meteorology,

Head of Meteorology & Hydrographic Survey Program,

College of Maritime Transport & Technology (CMTT),

Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT),

Abu Kir, 1029, Alexandria, Egypt,


Mobile  : +201065544817

Fax (Office)    : +2035622366

E-mail  :


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