Our country; It is a very fortunate country in terms of its climate, soil structure, lakes surrounded by seas on three sides, dams, rivers and spring waters, and its aquaculture potential. Our country has a coastline of 8,333 km and an area of approximately 26 million hectares suitable for usable aquaculture production.
Approximately 95% of the area in question is seas (24,607,200 ha), 1.3% of dam lakes (342,377 ha), 3.5% of natural lakes (906,118 ha) and approximately 0.1% (15,500 ha) of ponds. constitute.
Irrigation and energy to the dam lakes and natural lakes, ponds number of parts constituting about 5% of fishery products Turkey growing area, total surface area of the pond and reservoir 1,263,995 ha. It also has a stream of approximately 178,000 km in length.
four seas surrounding Turkey have different characteristics, provide great richness of fish species.
- 165 in the Black Sea, - 200 in the Marmara,
Although it is stated that there are 300 fish in the Aegean Sea and 500 in the Mediterranean, most of these species have come to the point of extinction.
Turkey in terms of aquaculture production thirty-third among 161 countries in the world, is located between the third and fourth among European Union countries Mediterranean countries. Since the production potential of fishery products, which are the most important food source in eliminating the animal protein deficit in human nutrition, is not limitless and it is not possible to increase the production continuously as the population increases, the amount of fishery products per capita will begin to decrease after a certain level and the demand will be limited to the amount of production.
Until the last few years, seafood, which is generally consumed freshly, is now offered to consumers by processing and preservation technologies such as cooling, processing, packaging, salting, canning, smoking, drying, and pickling. In recent years, rapid freezing and cooling technology as well as in Turkey, with New Technology for advanced processing, canned, smoked practices are widespread for obtaining and using various products.
At this stage, we would like to announce many new technology applications in terms of preparation, process and packaging. With these applications that we have started to use in some sectors, we are opening the door of a brand new world for you ...
Perishable consumption / ready-to-use foods are of great importance in terms of product safety with minimal processing and storage combinations under controlled heating / cooling conditions in order to prevent the development of pathogenic organisms and to ensure microbial safety.
Minimally processed foods are produced using a range of modern technologies that aim at the least possible change in food and at the same time ensure adequate shelf life from producer to consumer. Food products that contain little or no preservatives and are subjected to light heat treatment to provide a freshly cooked taste create a brand new concept in ready-to-eat food consumption.
When we can see that adding value to fisheries is an inevitable fact, we think that it is time to prepare an action plan for the work to be done and set out with a professional team.