Aquaculture in Turkey


Memis D. , Demir N., Eroldogan O., Kucuk S.

ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH, vol.54, no.1, pp.34-40, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE-BAMIDGEH
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-40
  • Keywords: aquaculture prospects, aquaculture status, Turkey

Abstract

Marine and freshwater aquaculture in Turkey have grown substantially. The first trout farm was established in the late 1960s and the first marine cage farm for sea bream and sea bass in 1985. From the beginning of the 1970s to 1999 the number of licensed fish farms increased from two to 1,444. Since 1995, the number of inland cage farms has grown to 57 and production reached 4,100 tons in 1999. Total aquaculture production grew from 3,075 tons in 1986 to 63,000 tons in 1999 Production is dominated by inland production, mainly of trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), which supplies 60% of the total.