Turkiye: 'Lake salmon' blow to Black Sea Salmon exports

Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 3, 2024

Tridge summary

Turkish salmon exports from the Black Sea have experienced a significant increase, with a 289 percent rise in revenue in the early months of this year compared to the same period last year, reaching $70,614 in foreign currency. Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association emphasized the export growth to Far Eastern countries and the competition with hazelnut exports. Challenges such as storage, the need for licensed warehousing, and the marketing of lake-grown salmon as Black Sea salmon, which compromises quality, were highlighted. The article suggests focusing on semi-finished products like fillets to enhance value and recommends infrastructure improvements, R&D, and training in fish processing techniques to bolster Turkey's position in the global salmon market.
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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 East countries especially prefer the salmon grown in the Black Sea, which stays in the sea for 7 months. Salmon exports amount to around 70 million 614 thousand dollars in the January-February period of this year. This corresponds to 13 thousand tons in terms of quantity. When we look at it on an amount basis, we see that it ...
Source: Iha
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