AKSAM – Turkey
Akdeniz Su Urunleri Arastirma Uretme ve Egitim Enstitusu Mudurlugu (AKSAM) (Mediterranean Fisheries Research Production and Training Institute-MEDFRI) is a public research institute which carries out its activities under the auspices of General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Its vision is to produce and disseminate knowledge and technology with a responsible and sustainable management of surface waters and fisheries resources and development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture models beside to training activities. AKSAM functions in two sub-units located in Turkish Riviera, Antalya. The sub-unit in Antalya city centrum, Kepez, performs freshwater researches while the other unit, Beymelek, is focused on marine aquaculture researches and activities. AKSAM have a deep experience and sound infrastructure on both freshwater and marine fisheries and aquaculture.