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President and CEO of APC sa, Nikos Anagnopoulos, was selected by the European Commission as a member of a marine expert group, (marine knowledge expert group), for a period of 3 years.

In mid-January 2018, in Brussels, the first official meeting of the group will be held, in which the discussion will focus on market needs and on the contribution of service packages such as EMODnet and Copernicus.

The full list of experts who were selected, can be found online at: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/node/4129 

APC's President and CEO, Nikos Anagnopoulos, was present at the conference "Beyond 2020: Supporting EU Coastal Communities", which took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 12 and 13 October 2017. Nikos Anagnopoulos was among the speakers, taking part in the debate on "Supporting the participation of small-scale coastal fishermen in the advisory and decision making processes of the common fisheries policy (CFP): Roundtable on the results of a European parliament pilot project". 

APC s.a. has been appointed by the Ministry of 'Rural Development and Food' to draw up a study on the calculation of the financial compensation of fishing vessels to be subsidized for the definitive withdrawal or temporary cessation of fishing activities, under the Operational Programm for Fisheries and Sea 2014-2020.

 

Particularly the temporary cessation measure, will be implemented for the first time in our country and the ambition is to contribute to the conservation of marine biological resources or marine ecosystems in the event of threats while both measures will substantially contribute to the adjustment and management of fleet capacity and safeguarding the balance between fishing capacity and resources.

 

The assignment of the project to APC s.a. is recognition of the deep knowledge of the fisheries sector in Greece and the European Union.

Invited by the European Commission / Directorate General for the Sea and Fisheries, the President of APC s.a. Nikos Anagnopoulos took part in the Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries (MEDFISH 4EVER) held in Malta on
March 29-30.

During the discussions, the attendees had the opportunity to exchange views and explore collaborations on fisheries development with a focus on coastal fishing.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

“Legal framework a barrier for small-scale fishermen”

 

A seminar and informative meeting was held in Piraeus, on Saturday 28th January 2017 for the pilot project “Measures to support seminar and informative meeting was held in Piraeus, on Saturday 28th January 2017 for the pilot project “Measures to support small-scale fisheries in the EU Mediterranean waters” (MARE/2014/04 – SI2.723876) in Greece, Cyprus and Malta with the presence of Ms Evangelia Georgitsi from Directorate General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission.

The meeting was organised by APC s.a. and was conducted by Mr Nikos Anagnopoulos, President and CEO of APC s.a. with the participation of representatives from Cyprus and Malta, small-scale fishermen from Poros, Nea Makri, Marathon, Kithira, Ikaria, Pelion, Kyklades, Arkadia, Nisiros and Kalymnos and also the President of the Pancypriot Association of Professional Fishermen.

The meeting also attended representatives of the Region of Attica, staff from the Directorate General of Sustainable Fisheries and staff from the Management Unit of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and staff from various regional Fisheries Departments.

APC s.a. staff presented the objectives, the progress of the project and the preliminary results of the survey. Also presentations were given by Mr Dimitris Vatsos from the Department of Fisheries in the Region of Attica, Ms Fotini Mane, staff of the Fisheries Department Regional Unit of Piraeus for the problems of fisheries in the area of Piraeus, Ms Marina Petrou, Head of the DG of Sustainable Fisheries of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food for the Common Fisheries Policy, and Ms Efthimia Giokala, Head of the Management Unit of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, in relation to funding opportunities from the Operational Programme for Fisheries 2014-2020.

All participants agreed on the need to subsidize fisheries associations for their participation in the Mediterranean Advisory Council as it is a full-time job with considerable travelling abroad. For the Greek fishermen it is important to withdraw the obstacle of the existing legislative framework related to Fishermen Associations in order to facilitate their participation in the decision-making process. Towards this direction an amendment of the Law 4015/2011 was proposed in order to be forwarded in the relevant authorities. Finally, it was agreed that closer cooperation among fishermen in the Mediterranean will be beneficial.

A relevant tool for information that can be used by fishermen is the site of the project (http://www.eastmedfishers.eu).

 

For APC s.a.

Nikos Anagnopoulos

President & CEO

The Market Report prepared by APC s.a.  regarding "Aquaculture products made in Greece" was successfully completed and received by the European Commission- Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS).

 

This report demonstrated the positive market prospects for fish and shellfish products and the required conditions for achieving growth, while the path for financing investments opened by ETTHA (ΕΤΘΑ) - EPALTH (ΕΠΑΛΘ) 2014 - 2020 and the implementation of the Multiannual National Strategic Development Plan of Aquaculture.

 

Above the summary of the Market Report can be found in an attachment.

  On Wednesday, November 2, was successfully held in Limassol Cyprus an informative meeting - seminar concerning the "Measures for support of small-scale coastal fishings".

The event was part of the implementation of a pilot program funded by the EU and APC s.a. coordinator, while the AP Marine Environmental Consultancy Ltd involved (Cyprus) and AquaBioTech Limited (Malta) also participate.

Our company represented by Mr. Nikos Anagnopoulos and the executive Mrs. Penny Anastasaki.

 

The International Conference "Hydromedit 2016 Applied Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment" with aim the support and promotion of academic and professional excellence , was held in Messolonghi on 10-12 November 2016. There, our president and CEO Mr. Nikos Anagnopoulos was awarded for his contribution in the sector of Ichthyology. The honourable award was given by the deputy professor of the University of Thessaly, Mr. Exadaktilos.

 

Mr. N. Anagnopoulos, President and Managing Director of APC s.a., has represented, on behalf of Panhellenic Association for Small-Medium sized Aquaculture Enterprises, in the 1st Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR), which was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 12-13 May 2016. He has participated in a session with subject the Maritime Spatial Planning, presenting the Aquaculture Spatial Planning Framework in Greece.

In the conclusions, it was adopted the proposal that all the States which participate in the EUSAIR, to prepare a project for exchanging views / experiences and to obtain a common way of dealing with the aquaculture spatial planning.

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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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