The National Fisheries Entrepreneurship Festival was held with the motto "Fisheries - a World of Opportunities by Developing Creative Ideas" at the Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with the spiritual support of the Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute. The purpose of the festival was to motivate students and graduates to become self - employed. At the festival, Dr. Hafezieh, the deputy director of research and technology of the Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute, delivered a lecture and introduced the technologies of the institute and highlighted job opportunities with new ideas in the field of fisheries sciences. The festival was also attended by the heads and deputy directors of research from the Caspian Sea Ecology Research Center and the Inland Waters Aquatic Stocks Research Center. The institute was active in the exhibition of the festival. The technology transfer process and the process of supporting new ideas in the field of fisheries sciences were explained at the exhibition. The exhibition was visited by interested
people. The event was an arena for identifying and introducing innovative business opportunities and innovative businesses in the fisheries sciences. It was a space for exchanging ideas to launch innovative businesses. The National Fisheries Entrepreneurship Festival that was organized by the Fisheries Department of the Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources consisted of 6 sections including the idea contest (in the fields of ecology, capture fisheries, aquaculture, processing of aquatic products, aquatic biotechnology, fisheries related industries, ecotourism and other fisheries related areas), lectures and presentations of successful entrepreneurs, training workshops, exhibition and appreciation of successful student entrepreneurs.