Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association Chairman of the Board of Directors Bedri Girit stated that as fishery and animal products sector, they reached the export level of 3 billion 590 million dollars at the end of 2021, catching their 2023 target two years ago.
Girit said, “The seafood industry made the biggest contribution with an export of 1 billion 436 million dollars. The poultry meat and egg industry followed the aquaculture industry with an export of 1 billion 312 million dollars. While poultry meat exported 926 million dollars, our egg export increased to 386 million dollars.”
“The dairy products sector, which was encouraged by the export visa it received to China, showed an export performance of 486 million dollars. While the honey sector brought 33 million dollars to Turkey, 303 million dollars of foreign exchange was obtained from the export of other products. As the Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, we realized our share in Turkiye as 37 percent with 1.3 billion dollars of exports,” Girit added.
Noting that the Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association boosted their exports, which was 938 million dollars in 2018, to 1.3 billion dollars in 2021, by increasing 33 percent, Girit concluded, “We have gained a position to export aquaculture and animal products to a total of 142 countries in 2021.”