Dr. Alkistis Parpoura has been working at the Fisheries Department, Directorate of Agriculture Economics & Veterinary of the Regional Unit Aetoloacarnania, Region of Western Greece since 2001 and became its Head of Department in 2014. She graduated as a biologist from the University of Athens in 1989, from which she subsequently obtained a MSc. degree in Biological Oceanography (1993) and a Ph.D. degree in Fish Nutrition (1998). She has been involved in the Greek Aquaculture Industry for more than 30 years and has also worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries of the Technological Educational Institute of Mesolonghi, Greece, from 1990-2010.