HAPO Delegation visited the President of the Hellenic Republic

Α delegation of the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organisation (HAPO) visited the President of the Hellenic Republic. They visited Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos on October 19th, 2018. The delegation was consisting of Mr. Giannis Hekimoglou, Vice President and Mr. Antonis Chachlakis, General Secretary. Also, Mr. Tasos Raftopoulos and Mrs Lara Barazi-Geroulanou, as members of the BoD. Moreover, Mr. Filippos Petridis, Managing Director of AMBIO SA, accompanied them in the meeting.

The purpose of visiting the President was to express the Sector’s appreciation and gratitude for putting the Aquaculture Congress 2018, held on 22 & 23 June 2018 under his auspice. There was also discussion on the problems and the prospects of the Greek aquaculture.

About the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organisation

In 2016, the first 21 Members united their resources to forge a collective, national identity for Greek aquaculture fish. So, they established the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organisation (HAPO) in order to successfully promote them in selected domestic and foreign markets.

Today, HAPO counts 23 Members whose overall production represents 80% of Greek aquaculture. Beyond its sophisticated promotional network, HAPO also provides active support and a wide range of benefits to its Members, from mutual collaboration and networking, to development, consulting, training, liaising with the authorities and more.

Operating in 11 of the country’s 13 Regional Prefectures, Greek aquaculture is an integral part of each region’s local communities. Employing 4,500 regular and temporary workers and creating a total of 12,000 direct and indirect jobs, our industry currently enjoys one of the highest employment rates in the European Union.

Distinguished by their strong commitment to socially responsible actions, Members demonstrate their involvement with their local community through a series of educational initiatives, corporate volunteer efforts, sponsorships and financial support of athletic and cultural groups, actions that result in a close relationship between farms and locals.

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