Turkey: It is expected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars - Minister Kirişci announced
Published Nov 23, 2022
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vahit Kirişci, in his written statement on the occasion of 21 November World Fishermen's Day, stated that they support the fishing industry while protecting the assets in the seas. In this context, Kirişci pointed out that in the last 20 years, they have provided fishermen with 10.2 billion liras of SCT discounted fuel support, 7.2 billion liras of aquaculture support and 82.9 million liras of small-scale fisheries support, and in this context, a total of 18.2 billion liras has been paid with today's value. stressed. Underlining that the fishing industry has a fishing capacity that is above the country's needs, Kirişci said, "Last year, our aquaculture exports were over 1.4 billion dollars.
We expect our aquaculture exports to exceed 1.5 billion dollars in 2022. Our 2023 export target is 2 billion dollars for sure. With the fishing agreements we signed under the leadership of our President, our chiefs are fishing in international waters from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean." used his statements. Pointing out that Turkish fishermen catch approximately 1 million tons of fish, which is at least 3 times the amount of fish caught in national waters, in international waters and oceans, Kirişci said that the fish caught are processed in factories established in the countries with which they cooperate. Kirişci said that while providing employment opportunities for the citizens of other countries, hundreds of millions of dollars were also provided to Turkey. Pointing out that the main goal of fisheries policies is to protect the fisheries resources in the seas and inland waters and to ensure the sustainability of the existence in the waters, Minister Kirişci said: "Now we ...