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İHSAN BOZAN: TURKISH FARMED FISH MOSTLY PREFERRED ACROSS THE WORLD

Kılıç Seafood Co., which stepped into the sector with 30 tonnes of production in 1991 at the facilities in Milas and Bodrum districts of Muğla province, increased its capacity further with the incubation facilities and farms it established in different regions, especially in Bodrum area.

With the works done in Turkey and abroad, the company has expanded its export network and took its place among the leading names in the aquaculture sector.

The company also started tuna production in 2015 and by transporting fish fry abroad by plane, it broke grounds in the sector.

“Export has increased in a correctly proportion with consumption awareness”

The Deputy Chairman of the Company İhsan Bozan said that Europe and the developed countries of the world prefer the farmed fish produced in Turkey with all kinds of food safety and quality certificate.

Bozan said, “We export our products to 65 countries including USA, Japan and Russia.”

Stating that Turkish aquaculture industry made a production of 378 thousand tonnes this year, Bozan noted, “We have the highest capacity especially in trout, sea bream and sea bass across Europe.”

“Turkish aquaculture fish draw great attention”

Pointing out that interest in fish produced in Turkey are quite high, Bozan explained, “We can see how aquaculture industry is important across the world. China alone has 25 million tonnes of farmed fish production capacity. Meanwhile Turkey has already surpassed its 2023 target of 1 billion export. It shows that importance of aquaculture production has been increasing in Turkey.”

“This year Turkey’s fishery exports reached to 1 billion 100 million dollars and the share of Muğla province in the exports is about 400 million dollars,” Bozan added…

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