Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı-Turkish Marine Research Foundation, İstanbul, 2007
This book, containing up-to-date information about marine aquaculture in Turkey was prepared to
provide a projection about Turkish marine aquaculture, to the world literature and the aquaculture
sector and prepared with a collective effort from scientists from different institutions, experts from
related government agencies and representatives of the aquaculture sector.
Marine aquaculture is developing rapidly not only in Turkey but also in the entire world. While
each individual chapter of this book presents the current status and the future projections of marine
aquaculture from the beginning of the scientific and sectoral milestones of aquaculture, the general
assessment of the overall subject is left to the reader.
I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk and all others involved in preparing this book for
bringing us together with the hope that this book will help everybody to understand the importance
and the impact of marine aquaculture as a whole, not just as a matter of increasing aquaculture
production output in Turkey.
I am very grateful for support and contributions of Kılıç Groups, Akuadan, Turbotsan, Agromarin.