Our history

2020 - TURNING A NEW LEAF IN THE COMPANY’S HISTORY.

Philosofish acquires new production units and increases its total production capacity by a factor of four from 4,000 metric tons to 16,000 metric tons, positioning itself as a leading global supplier of high-quality Mediterranean bass and bream and cementing its place at the forefront of Greek aquaculture for years to come. 

2014 - INTRODUCING THE “PHILOSOFISH” BRAND AND THE COMPANY'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES.

With the arrival of Diorasis International SA, as a major shareholder, the Philosofish brand is born and a new chapter of the company’s long-standing history begins. Our motto “your wellbeing, our philosophy” reaffirms and underscores a commitment to the highest standards of quality, freshness, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.

1999 - BUILDING AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION AND A SOLID REPUTATION

In 1999, the first vertically integrated site becomes operational in the pristine waters of the North Euboean Gulf adjacent to designated natural reserves and shortly after, a hatchery and processing unit were added. Here, strong currents, warm temperatures, and large cages allow for better oxygenation and reduced levels of stress, ensuring the wellbeing of our fish and an ideal growing environment.

1986 – LEARNING THE BUSINESS FROM THE SEA FLOOR UP

Prior to forming his own company, the founder, John Bitsakos, embarks on his career in aquaculture by taking on the construction of fish farms all over Greece. He develops new technologies and methods still being used today and learns a great deal along the way from other entrepreneurs. By 1986, he fully appreciates the growth potential of the business and, in the following decade, he plays a pioneering role in establishing a fledging industry in Greece.