HAPO’ s important presence at the 2nd Aquaculture Conference

December 2021

HAPO’ s important presence at the 2nd Aquaculture Conference


– Held with the support of HAPO’s sponsorship

– Particular emphasis on the development of the sector, the coexistence with tourism and the resolution of maritime spatial planning


The Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO) sponsored and participated in the 2nd Aquaculture Conference 2021 “2021-2027: Development challenges and critical milestones”, which took place on Wednesday, December 15, at the Athens Marriott Hotel, co-organized by the University of Patras and Next is Now and Dome Consulting Firm, with extensive representation from the State, Administration, Scientific Community, and the Aquaculture business.

Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the keynote, followed by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

HAPO was represented in two panels by Mr. Apostolos Touralias, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Konstantinos Bokas, Member and Treasurer of the Board, who emphasized the development prospects of the sector, the investments, the coexistence between tourism and aquaculture and most important the resolution of the spatial framework.

Among the speakers were the Minister of Rural Development and Food, Mr. Spilios Livanos, the Deputy Minister of Rural Development, Mr. Mr. Nikos Papathanasis, the Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Extroversion, Mr. Kostas Frangogiannis, the Secretary General of Spatial Planning and Environment, Dr. Efthymios Bakogiannis, the Secretary General of Coordination-Presidency of the Government, Mr. Thanassis Kontogeorgis, the Secretary General of International Economic Relations and Extroversion Mr. Giannis Smyrlis, the Minister of Development & Investments Mr. Adonis Georgiadis and others.

The highlight of the lunch buffet were the fresh aquaculture fish, courtesy of HAPO, cooked in various appetizing variations.