Ufuk Atakan Demir, Member of the Board of the Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association, stated that Turkish salmon is grown especially in the Black Sea and said that the production of this fish, whose serious trial production started about 5 years ago, is increasing every year and that a production of 60 thousand tonnes is targeted next year.
Explaining that Turkey is at the beginning of the road in salmon production and that production will boost even more, Demir noted, “Turkish salmon has also found a place in the world market while salmon produced mainly in Norway and Chile.”
Pointing out that Turkish salmon is no different from the ones produced in Norway and Chile in terms of nutritional value, Demir added,
“Exports amounted to 130 million dollars in 2021. This year it rises to 250-300 million dollars. We especially export to Russia. We look to the future of Turkish salmon with hope. Apart from Russia, we export to the USA and European countries. We also have exports to Japan and the Far East.”