Turkey: Salmon grown in the Black Sea are the most preferred in the world market

Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 2, 2024

Tridge summary

Turkey's Black Sea salmon exports have surged by 289 percent in the January-February period compared to the previous year, generating a revenue of 70 thousand 614 dollars, primarily due to high demand from Far Eastern countries, the EU, Russia, and now the USA. Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKİB) sees the potential for salmon to outpace traditional hazelnut exports but points out challenges such as the need for licensed warehousing and the issue of lake-grown salmon, which is of inferior quality, being sold as Black Sea salmon. The article calls for action from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to improve quality through processing and exporting salmon as semi-finished products, like fillets, to create a value-added Turkish brand. It also emphasizes the importance of research, development, and training, particularly for women, in fish processing techniques to sustain and grow the industry.
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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: Kamu3
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