The development of Latvian Inland Waters Fisheries and aquaculture today are partially limited. It is considered that the main reasons are:
- incomplete employment of the fisheries potential of small reservoirs
- absence of recruitment to special education in aquaculture and fisheries
- incomplete collection of information, summarization and operation of statistics dates in aquaculture and inland waters fisheries
To face these limitations, the PROMIWA project was initiated. The implementation of the project is possible due to the financial support from the EEA and Norway Grants.
The project is divided into the following sub-activities:
Introduction of an aquaculture approach into fish and crayfish resources management in small lakes
Training of project target groups, such as aquaculture managers and farmers, and preparation of academic courses including preparation of training programmes and training materials.
Development and implementation of Latvian Inland Waters Fisheries and Aquaculture Information System (LIAIS), which will be the platform for collecting, processing and reporting data to the European Commission on aquaculture enterprises.
Publicity related activities, such as development of the project website, information and dissemination seminars and workshops.