Turkiye: Export of salmon grown in the Black Sea is negatively affected

Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 3, 2024

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Turkey's Black Sea salmon exports have surged by 289 percent in foreign currency inflow from January to February this year, reaching $70,614,000, primarily due to high demand from Far Eastern countries like Japan. This increase is attributed to the salmon's 7-month sea maturation process. However, challenges such as the mislabeling of inland lake-grown salmon as Black Sea salmon threaten the industry's reputation and quality. Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association emphasizes the need for better storage, stricter traceability, and the potential of processing salmon into semi-finished products to enhance value and establish a national brand. He also highlights the importance of R&D and training in fish processing to maintain competitiveness and quality in the global market.
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While salmon grown in the Black Sea is among the most preferred ones in the world market, it has been stated that when salmon grown in dams and lakes in inland regions instead of the sea are exported as Black Sea salmon, the fish is sent back and this negatively affects exports. While the export of Turkish salmon grown in the Black Sea generated 70 thousand 614 dollars of foreign currency inflow in January and February this year, an increase of 289 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, it was noted that this figure was a record increase above the average of Turkey. Making evaluations on the subject, Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan, Deputy Chairman of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKİB), said that they have achieved a good momentum in Black Sea Salmon exports in recent years. Stating that Far Eastern countries especially prefer Black Sea salmon, which stays in the sea for 7 months, Gürdoğan said, "Japan and Far Eastern countries especially prefer the salmon ...
Source: Sondakika
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