Salmon exports increased by 264 percent…
Turkey’s salmon exports increased by 264 percent in the January-September period compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 109 million dollars.
According to the data compiled from the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, Turkey’s aquaculture exports in the January-September period of 2020 were recorded as 704 million 301 thousand dollars. In the same period of this year, exports increased by 37 percent and reached 989 million 748 thousand dollars.
Sea bass took the first place in the export of seafood with 340 million dollars. While sea bream export was 279 million dollars, trout export was recorded as 113 million dollars.
THE SHARE OF TURKISH SALMON IN EXPORT IS INCREASING…
After reaching a weight of 1 kilogramme in established farms in inland waters, rainbow trout, which is grown in farms in the Black Sea and marketed as “Turkish salmon”, has become the “shining star” of the sector.
The export of Turkish salmon, whose production increases every year, soared by 264 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, from 29 million 873 thousand dollars to 108 million 767 thousand dollars in the January-September period.
“WE HAVE STARTED TO SEND TURKISH SALMON TO THE FAR EAST”
Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) Fisheries and Animal Products Sector Board Chairman Sinan Kızıltan said that their target for 2023 is 1.5 billion dollars.
Pointing out that there has been an increase not only in value but also in kilogrammes, Kızıltan said, “Our product that has seen the most demand surge is Turkish salmon. We exported 56.8 million dollars of Turkish salmon in 2020. The rise continues this year. Russia is our biggest market here, as well. We are adding new countries too. We have started to send Turkish salmon to the Far East.”
Noting that Turkish salmon is also in high demand across the domestic market, Kızıltan added, “Imports of Norwegian salmon also decreased as a result.”