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APC S.A. contributes to corporate social and environmental responsibility initiatives, supporting actions related to the restoration of the critically endangered mollusk specie Pinna nobilis, coordinated by the University of Patras (Associate Professor Dr. Ioannis Theodorou).

In light of the encouraging data from the summer of 2022, when living Pinna individuals were discovered within the framework of the innovative project "Innovative Actions for Monitoring-Recovery-Assistance of the Threatened Species (Pinna) Pinna nobilis," funded by the Operational Program "Fisheries and Maritime Affairs" 2014-2020 (MIS 5052394), the University of Patras, with the goal of continuing the effort to aid the recovery of the species (repopulation), decided to proceed with a renewed search and collection of young Pinna individuals in specific marine areas of Greece during the second half of 2023.

In this significant endeavor, APC provided financial support to acquire a portion of the broodstock deployed in Western Greece. Additionally, APC S.A. mobilized companies in the field of marine aquaculture to offer additional sponsorships for the procurement of necessary equipment by the University of Patras, facilitating the execution of the aforementioned sampling, which, as mentioned, constitutes the essential first step in assisting the repopulation of Pinna. The response from the companies was satisfactory, demonstrating that the marine aquaculture sector can and should contribute tangibly and consistently to the promotion of biodiversity protection, actively supporting the sustainability of marine ecosystems and beyond.

We would like to announce that APC s.a. proceeded to the creation of the new version (2023) of the MAP OF MARINE AQUACULTURE UNITS IN GREECE, which shows the current situation and spatial planning of the aquaculture sector, which is a pillar of development of the primary sector in the country's reconstruction effort.

We hope that this map will help all stakeholders.

The article “Value Chain for Non-Indigenous Bivalves in Greece: A Preliminary Survey for the Pearl Oyster Pinctada imbricata radiata", with the participation of APC S.A. was published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11, 95). The article investigates through an integrated survey, for the first time in Greek shellfish market, the marketing distribution towards a new edible shellfish product that of the non-indigenous pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata radiata.

This research was a part of the project “Commercial exploitation of the pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata radiata by adding value through the development of processed products” (MIS 5010850) funded by the Greek Operational Programme for Fisheries and Sea 2014-2020.

Link: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/11/1/95 

The STARFISH 4.0 Program received the award for the best project in the category "Sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and coastal community development", at the 3rd WestMed Stakeholder Conference, Rome November 2021.

The event was organized by the WestMed Initiative in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and attracted around 300 participants and 30 expert speakers.

APC attended the event and received the award for the STARFISH 4.0 Program which it implements in collaboration with CLS and ECR companies.

 

https://www.westmed-initiative.eu/major-knowledge-transfer-during-the-3rd-westmed-stakeholder-conference/ 

https://www.starfish-ssf.eu/space-and-traditional-fisheries-greece-experience/ 

EMODnet (European Marine Observation and Data Network) is a platform developed by EU to help professionals and citizens who "operate" in sea, as well as public authorities and researchers, so to have information on many aspects of the marine environment, such as depth, biology, chemistry, geology, human activities, physics, biodiversity and seabed ecosystems.


One of the sectors that has an absolute and constant need for reliable elements of the marine environment is aquaculture.


In this context, EU created a video to promote EMODnet to aquaculture operators. The video also features the President of APC s.a. Nikos Anagnopoulos, who is a member of the EMODnet experts development team, regarding the aquaculture sector.


Watch the video and consider putting EMODnet in the daily operation of your aquaculture unit.

 

https://www.emodnet.eu/en/video-emodnet-providing-open-data-supporting-aquaculture 

APC s.a. has completed the preparation of the Multiannual National Strategic Plan for the Development of Aquaculture of the country for the new programming period 2021 - 2027, which was received by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

 

This Plan includes all the actions and interventions for the sustainable development of the aquaculture sector and is a basis for the financing of the sector in the Operational Program for Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture (EMFFA) 2021 - 2027 that will be implemented.

 

It will soon be on public consultation.

 

The preparation of a study for the revision / updating of the Multi-annual National Strategic Plan for the development of aquaculture in the new programming period 2021 - 2027 was assigned by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food to APC s.a.

This period (and especially the years 2021 - 2023) is crucial for the sector, as very important credits will be available from EMFF 2014 - 2020, EMFFA 2021 - 2027 and the Recovery Fund, which require an improved management system and a radically reformed institutional framework to support entrepreneurship.

The assignment of the project to APC s.a. is a recognition of the long-standing and in-depth knowledge of the industry and a prelude to the planning of a sustainable development of aquaculture in the country.

As we all know, the world is facing a state of emergency due to COVID-19 coronavirus. It is therefore necessary to take measures to limit its spread.

APC s.a. in this context and with the aim of protecting the health of all of us, it has also decided, the suspension of our offices on 2 Mnisikleous Street from 16.3.2020 to 10.4.2020 and the provision of work to all its employees remotely.

During this time we will continue to provide you with the same professionalism and responsibility, asking for your understanding of any reasonable delays.

For whatever you need, you can still contact us by phone or e-mail and we will serve you.

 

The President of the APC sa attended as a speaker the European Fish Mariculture Conference held in London on January 15-16.

Nikos Anagnopoulos' presentation was entitled "Developments of Fish Mariculture in the Mediterranean Area" and the discussion concerned the problems, trends and prospects of the sector, as well as the new market conditions.

After acting as technical advisor of the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization's (HAPO) first (1st) Production and Trade Plan 2018 - 2019, APC also took over the preparation and monitoring of the second (2nd) Plan, to be implemented in 2020-2021.

The second HAPO's Production and Trade Plan will include a series of actions for the promotion of "Fish from Greece", with an estimated budget more than € 7,000,000.

 

About Us

APC s.a. is a consulting firm, based in Athens, engaged with the provision of services for developmental and spatial planning, environmental issues, implementation of investment plans, and planning, management and evaluation of National and EU programs.

APC s.a. specializes in the sectors of fisheries and aquaculture, rural and regional development and marine environment.

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