Professor Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu, a lecturer of Akdeniz University (AU) Fisheries Faculty, said that they face some questions whether what people prefer to eat ‘Naturally grown fish or farm-raised fish’ or ‘Do farm fish have hormones?’
Dr. Gökoğlu said, “The majority of the feed used in farm fish is obtained from fish in nature. One is fed naturally, the other is close to nature. Hormones are not used. People can easily consume both fish.”
The decrease in the population due to pollution in the seas, spike in fish consumption and wrong fishing has risen the interest in fish grown in fish farms.
“SEAS HAVE TURNED INTO PLASTIC WASTE”
Akdeniz University Faculty of Fisheries Lecturer Professor Dr. Mehmet Gökoğlu gave information about the causes and effects of pollution and the production of farmed fish.
Noting that plastic pollution is the biggest problem in the seas of the age, Dr. Gökoğlu noted, “There is plastic pollution on the coasts of Antalya province. There is pollution on our coasts, although not in large quantities.”
“IS CULTURE FISH HORMONED?”
Emphasizing that fish is a food rich in nutritional value, Dr. Gökoğlu explained, “Fish in nature feeds naturally. There is such an approach because cultured fish are fed by human hands. Most of the feed used in cultured fish is obtained from fish in nature. Fish meal is an important element in the fish feed industry. Fish oil, corn gluten, vitamins, etc. can also be eaten by humans. There is no harm in the bait because it is made from products. One is fed naturally, the other is close to nature. Hormones are not used. People can easily consume both fish.”