Kedikoglou: Development of aquaculture is a priority of the government


“THE development of aquaculture constitutes priority the government and the prime minister, Kyriakou MitsotakiStressed the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, Simos Kedikoglou during the first teleconference with National Council for Aquaculture (ESYD).

According to an announcement by the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, during the teleconference, the new legislative regulations aimed at the more efficient operation of the sector were presented.

Mr. Kedikoglou underlined that Mr. branch of aquaculture in country presents us with a comparative advantage over the EU, which must be exploited.

According to the same announcement, the Undersecretary was briefed on the key and major issues facing aquaculturists regarding the energy crisis, price increases and shortages of raw materials as a result of the invasion of Ukraine, noting that ways are being considered to address the consequences of the crisis.

In first meeting The meeting was attended by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Christiana Kalogirou, the Head of the General Directorate of Fisheries, Marina Petrou, the President of the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (ELOPY), Apostolos Turalias, the Deputy Professor Agricultural University of Athens, Eleni Miliou, the assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Development of the Agricultural University of Athens, Pavlos Karanikolas, the head of the Department of Spatial Interventions at the local level, Director of Spatial Planning Organisms, Bees and Other Animals of the Directorate of Animal Health, of the General Directorate of Veterinary Medicine, Socrates Perdikaris, the head of the Directorate of Aquaculture, General Directorate of Fisheries Angeliki Kallara, representatives of the scientific community, and service agents.

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