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The C.E.O. of APC s.a. Mr. Nikos Anagnopoulos had meetings in U.A.E. (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) with governmental bodies, in order to establish a close collaboration on aquaculture and fisheries issues.

APC s.a. is member of a consortium with ANAF (local consulting company) and AKVA (leading Norwegian company on aquaculture equipment and recirculated systems).

APC s.a. signed a contract with SELONDA GROUP, a leading aquaculture company, in order to apply the GLOBAL G.A.P. quality system in certain farms (marine species). This system follows the Integrated Quality System of the Group, which includes HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 14000, ISO 18001 and Social Responsibility established 3 years before, with the technical assistance of APC s.a

APC s.a. would like to inform you that from 13 December 2014 the rules for labels accompanying all fishery and aquaculture products for EU consumers will change.

Regarding aquaculture products, from now on it is mandatory to appear:

  • Commercial and scientific names (ex. Sea bass Sparus aurata)
  • Production method and area (ex. Farmed fish (aquaculture) Greece)
  • The date of minimum durability (ex. Best before: 25.12.2014)
  • For live bivalve molluscs, the ‘best before’ date can be replaced by the label ‘these animals must be alive when sold’.
  • Allergens. Clear reference to the name of any allergens should be included in the list of possible extra ingredients.
  • Identification mark (ex. Greece XX-YYY-ZZ EC)

Additional requirements for prepacked products:

  • List and quantity of ingredients
  • Net quantity (Net weight)
  • Conditions for storage and use
  • Name or business name and address of the food business operator

Also:

  • There are more rules for processed fishery and aquaculture products
  • There is the possibility to display voluntary information (ex. QR code)
  • From 13 December 2016 will be mandatory to display further more information like the nutrition declaration

In our website you can find a pocket guide containing cases, templates and links to more detailed guidance.

EU New fish and aquaculture consumer labels pocket guide

The President of APC s.a. Mr. N. ANAGNOPOULOS was invited as expert in the workshop “Sustainable Aquaculture Development in the context of Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive”, which was held in Brussels (29.09.2014) and organized by E.C. and Cefas.

APC s.a. was invited and Mr. N. Anagnopoulos was a speaker during the workshop "European Sustainable Aquaculture Project - Good Practice" organized by the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change and Cefas (U.K.) in Athens, 5 - 6 May 2014.

The presentation, entitled "Implementation of the MSFD and WFD in relation to aquaculture", can be found below.

Implementation of the MSFD and WFD in relation to aquaculture

APC s.a. undertook the preparation of the dossier for the establishment of Zones for Organized Development of Aquaculture activities (Z.O.D.A.) in marine areas of Thersprotia Prefecture, according to the Greek Special framework for aquaculture spatial planning. The project was assigned by the company “MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OF THESRPOTIAN Z.O.D.A. s.a.”

APC s.a. published the 2014 edition of THE AQUACULTURE UNITS MAP OF GREECE, showing the current status and the spatial planning of the sector. APC s.a. is a consulting company engaged to the provision of services on development, spatial planning and environmental issues, as well as on the preparation of investment studies and designing, managing and evaluating national and EU Programs.

APC s.a. has particular expertise in the fields of fisheries, aquaculture, rural areas and rural development in general.

The aquaculture sector has a significant potential in Greece and can be a pillar of growth of the primary sector.

APC s.a. undertook the coordination of the project “Monitoring and assessment of the conservation status of Community interest fish fauna species in Greece”, which was assigned by the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

Scientific responsible for the implementation of the project are researchers of Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Fisheries Research Institute, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Ioannina.

The C.E.O. of APC s.a. was a speaker during the Workshop 2 on Maritime Spatial Planning – Fisheries and Aquaculture organized by E.U./DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Vilnius – Lithuania in 15 November.

Presentation is attached.

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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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