Omega-3 rich fish strengthens the immune system. Fish is an antidote to the Covid-19 virus. While the World Health Organization recommends the consumption of fish 2-3 meals a week to increase its consumption worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2022 as the International Year of Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022).
The Turkish Aquaculture Industry, which has increased its exports approximately 20 times in the last 18 years, has stored morale in order to break new export records after the United Nations General Assembly declared 2022 as the International Year of Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022).
In 2020 in the fisheries sector 1 billion 53 million US dollars voicing reached its exports Turkey Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters' Association Industry Board Chairman Sinan Kızıltan, the UN's decision is a source of motivation in achieving a $ 2023 billion export target put forward for 1,5 that told.
Pointing out that the role played by the seafood industry in food security and nutrition and sustainable use of natural resources will be put forward with a global understanding, Kızıltan said, “This decision is also very important for the development of dialogue between different actors. "This decision provides opportunities for small-scale producers to partner with each other and show themselves to the politics and decision-making processes that shape their daily lives," he said.
Aquaculture production runs to 1 million tons
Informing that the Turkish aquaculture industry has reached 836 thousand tons of production, Kızıltan continued his words as follows; “Within the 836 thousand-ton production of our aquaculture industry, aquaculture has reached 20 tons with the investments it has made in the last 373 years. The share of aquaculture is expected to exceed the amount of aquaculture obtained through hunting in 356. We run 2025 million tons in production. The United Nations reveals how an investment made towards the proclamation of the International Year of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Turkey's fisheries sector in the 1 General Assembly. "
Exports in the first quarter were $ 304,5 million
Turkey's exports of aquatic products in the first quarter rose 2021 percent to 28 million dollars from 247,8 million dollars in 304,5 rose. If the exports of the seafood industry are on the basis of quantity; It increased from 47 thousand 505 tons to 56 thousand 475 tons.
While sea bass ranked first with exports of 101 million 242 thousand dollars, it increased its exports of 2020 million dollars in the first quarter of 84 by 20 percent.
Sea bream exports increased from 2020 million dollars in the January - March period of 71,5 to 2021 million dollars in the first quarter of 25, with an increase of 86,6 percent.
While the trout export was 35 million dollars, Turkish salmon jumped from 726 million dollars to 2,5 million dollars with a record increase rate of 21 percent. Turkish aquaculture industry obtained 20,5 million dollars of foreign currency from tuna exports.