Production of Seafood Products with Respect to Years:
Turkey, whose fertile lands enjoy abundant water resources, has a well developed seafood cuisine developed over many generations of the long, local history. In turn, the story of Turkish aquaculture began with an annual production of 3,000 tons in 1986, achieving 212,000 tons by 2012. Today Turkey is a fully integrated seafood and aquaculture producer, from hatcheries to fish farms, processing and packaging facilities, feed factories and plants producing packaging and technical equipment. Significant and steady growth are the hallmarks of the Turkish seafood sector. A capacity for sustainable production, species diversity, processing and production techniques and conformity to EU standards, combined with a close geographic proximity to target markets are the essential advantages that have generated significant market shares in foreign markets.
Export of Seafood Products with Respect to Years:
A rapidly growing aquaculture sector in Turkey is obviously the driving force for the increase in exports. Clear demands from the markets for consumption of safe and quality aquatic products provides sound commercial motivation for the continued development of the product range and quality. Currently Turkey exports seafood to more than 80 countries worldwide. Turkish seafood sector has become a substantial industry, and today acquaculture is characterized by the fastest growth in the entire Turkish food sector.