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.
This mindset has inspired all of us, at HAPO, to actively support the social fabric of local communities by being responsible employers, caring for our people’s wellbeing and the sustainable development of their communities.
HAPO Members hold a dynamic role in enhancing the prosperity of several areas in Greece. The sector’s development in the past few years has contributed to higher employment rates, through the creation of new jobs, and increased expertise, through the diffusion of technical know-how, in these areas. At the same time, Members contribute to the conservation of the environment with proper management and balanced use of existing natural resources.
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.
We, the 23 Members of HAPO, share common business ethics and goals to ensure long-term positive effects to nearby communities, justifying our pledge to the sustainable growth of Greek aquaculture and our commitment to producing high-quality products.