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SINAN KIZILTAN: WE AIM TO REACH 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN FISHERY EXPORTS IN 2024

Press release…

Fresh sea bass is most popular with the British…

Sinan Kızıltan

While the UK ranked first in fresh sea bass exports with an amount of 29 million dollars, the Netherlands was the top country in fresh fillet sea bass with a demand of 34 million dollars. While the UK was by far the first country in frozen fillet sea bass exports with a demand of 55 million dollars, the Russian Federation stood out with 5.8 million dollars in frozen sea bass exports.

Fresh sea bream was mostly exported to Italy…

While Italy was the first country in fresh sea bream exports with a demand of 40 million dollars, 23 million dollars worth of fresh fillet sea bream was sent to the Netherlands.

Russians admired Turkish salmon and trout…

While the Russian Federation was by far the first country in frozen Turkish salmon exports with a demand of 136 million dollars, the Russian Federation was the first country in frozen trout exports with a demand of 22 million dollars.

Kızıltan: “We process and send our fish according to demand”

Sinan Kızıltan, Chairman of the Turkish Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Associations Sector Board, stated that Türkiye exports aquaculture products to more than 100 countries and has become the number one supplier of the European market.

“We process and export fish as fresh, fresh fillet, frozen, frozen fillet according to the demands and consumption habits of the countries,” Kızıltan said.

2024 export target of 2 billion dollars…

Explaining that they have come to the point of meeting the protein needs of the world in the last quarter century, Kızıltan added, “The Turkish fishery sector has ramped up its exports from 50 million dollars in 2000 to approximately 30 times in 23 years. We have the potential to reach 1.7 billion dollars by the end of 2023 and 2 billion dollars in 2024. We are working with all our strength to reach these targets. With the air cargo option, we are strengthening our position in distant markets, especially in the USA.”

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