Greece’s fish producers eye Chinese market

Published : 05 Jul 2021 09:15 PM

Xinhua, Athens 

Four decades after the introduction of aquaculture in Greece, the country is now a market leader in fish farming in the European Union (EU) and is actively exploring opportunities to sell its fishery products in China, Yannis Pelekanakis, European affairs manager of the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO), has said.

"In terms of total aquaculture production (mussels and fish), Greece ranks fourth in the EU by volume and second by value," Pelekanakis told Xinhua in a recent interview, citing figures published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

"When it comes to fish farming -- mainly (sea) bass and (sea) bream -- Greece ranks first in both volume and value terms, since it accounts for about 60 percent of all bass and bream produced in the EU," he said