After the success of the 1st Aquaculture Congress in 2018, the 2nd Aquaculture Congress entitled "Challenges and Prospects for a Blue-Green Aquaculture" is organized by AMBIO SA. (www.ambio.gr) with the support of the Hellenic Organization of Aquaculture Producers - HAPO (www.fishfromgreece.com).
The Congress will take place on 15th and 16th April 2022, at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre. The main focus of the congress is to highlight the dynamics of the industry in light of the new CFP, the recent developments on EU aquaculture guidelines, the Green Agenda and related initiatives such as "The Mediterranean: a model sea by 2030", where the need for national and international collaborations are emphasized.
The agenda will include the transition to a sustainable and competitive aquaculture, capable of contributing to climate neutrality, zero pollution, the development of the circular economy, ensuring nutritious and healthy food. At the same time, investment opportunities will be highlighted in order to develop a sustainable and competitive fish farming and to promote a spirit of cooperation between European, Mediterranean and Arab countries. This will enhance transnational and cross-sectoral economic cooperation.
The Congress will be attended by Greek Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the European Commission Vice President Mr. Margaritis Schinas. They will be accompanied by the Minister of Development and Investments and the Minister of Rural Development and Food, amongst other distinguished guests and speakers from Greece and abroad. In addition to the participation of the Greek aquaculture industry, companies and speakers from India, Norway, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Saudi Arabia will participate. The presence of foreign investment groups with a global reach, which have invested in Greek and European fish farming, is of particular importance, attributing an international character to the Congress.