Designation of A.Z.A. of the Western Coast of Etoloakarnania & the Echinades Islets

A total of 15,263.67 acres of the western coast of Etoloakarnania and the Echinades Islets respectively are characterized and delimited as an Allocated Zone for Aquaculture (AZA), by the Presidential Decree of 23 January 2023.

The study was presented in 2015 and has been under consultation with competent public authorities and local stakeholders since then. The AZA establishment resolves conflicts between current and future economic activities, including tourism. The act is expected to encourage sustainable growth which will benefit the local community and environment.

Finally, the implementation of best practices within the AZA framework will be crucial in preserving the local ecosystem and promoting sustainability.

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