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AEGEAN FISHERY EXPORTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN 13 FAIRS TO BOOST EXPORTS…

Press release…

Girit: “We are participating in 13 fairs to boost our exports, we will discover Africa with the URGE Project”

Bedri Girit, Head of Aegean Aquaculture and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, said that 560 million dollars of the 829 million dollar exports of the aquaculture sector are made by the aquaculture exporters in the Aegean Region.

Turkish trout

“We have a 68 percent share in Türkiye’s aquaculture exports. We have 94 percent share in the country’s sea bass and 90 percent share in sea bream exports. In order to maintain our strong position in aquaculture exports, we participated in 7 food fairs in the United States, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Spain in the first half of 2023 and promoted our aquaculture products. In the second half of 2023, we will continue our promotional activities by participating in 6 food fairs in Singapore, Kenya, Spain, Germany, Russia and Israel,” Girit said.

“We aim to promote our products primarily in the African market with the Development of International Competitiveness (URGE) Project supported by the Ministry of Trade, where companies surge their competitiveness by clustering and promote Turkish products in target markets with trade delegations. With the Development of International Competitiveness Project named ‘Aegean Fishery and Animal Products’, we will also explore the African market within the needs of the sector. In our Development of International Competitiveness Project, 25 companies will act together,” Girit added.

The top three countries in exports are Russia, Italy and the Netherlands…

Türkiye exported fishery products to 86 countries in the first half of 2023, the Russian Federation was at the top with a demand of 134 million dollars. While the country’s exports of aquaculture products to Russia in the January – June period of 2022 was 80 million dollars, an increase rate of 66 percent was achieved in exports of aquaculture products to Russia in the same period of 2023.

Pointing out that Italy, the country they exported the most in the first half of 2022, ranked second with a demand of 100 million dollars in the same period of 2023, Girit noted, “The Netherlands took the third place with 82.6 million dollars worth of Turkish seafood imports. These countries were followed by the UK with 78 million dollars of exports and Greece with 61 million dollars of exports.”

Muğla and Izmir provinces at the top in aquaculture exports…

When it is analysed which provinces contribute more to Türkiye’s aquaculture exports, Muğla continues to be the first province by far with an export performance of 328 million dollars in the first half of 2023. Muğla has a 40 percent share in total aquaculture exports.

Izmir follows Muğla with 189 million dollars worth of aquaculture exports, representing 23 per cent of the country’s aquaculture exports. These provinces were followed by Istanbul with 84.6 million dollars of aquaculture exports…

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