Türkiye Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Associations Sector Board Chairman Sinan Kızıltan said that they are one of the first sectors to achieve their export targets for 2023.
“While 70 percent of Türkiye’s aquaculture exports are realized by our Aegean exporters, Muğla and Izmir, which contribute the most to our current success, realize 62 percent of our total aquaculture exports. In the January-October period of 2022, Turkish aquaculture exports soared by 20 percent to 1 billion 322 million dollars. In the last year, we exported 1 billion 650 million dollars of aquatic products. The total exports of our aquaculture and animal products sector exceeded 4 billion dollars,” Kızıltan said.
Leader among seafood and food industries!
Kızıltan also stated that Turkish salmon, the Omega-3 tank, was the star of fisheries exports with a spike of 122 percent in the January-October period of 2022, with a rise of 259 million dollars.
“In our 10-month aquaculture exports, Russia stands out with 240 million dollars, Italy with 152 million dollars and the United Kingdom with 132 million dollars. While Aegean Exporters’ Associations’ (EİB) total exports lost 5 percent in October, our Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association reached 129 million dollars in exports with an increase of 13 percent. We are in the leading position among the food sectors with an export of 1 billion 567 million dollars with an increase of 26 percent in the last one-year period,” he added.
“Today, if our consumers can find and consume products such as sea bass, sea bream, trout and Turkish salmon at reasonable prices for 12 months of the year, it is thanks to our fish farms. Aquaculture products account for 59 percent of aquaculture production in the country. In addition to this performance, Türkiye is the second largest exporter of sea bass and sea bream and the largest producer of trout, sea bass and sea bream in Europe,” he concluded…