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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2008, Vol 8, Num, 1     (Pages: 93-98)

Aquafeed Industry in Turkey: Its Aquafeed Projections Towards the Year 2015

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1 Muğla University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Aquaculture, 48000, Muğla,Turkey Viewed : 1851 - Downloaded : 2627 Turkey’s ecological and natural conditions are very convenient for aquaculture. During 2005 Turkey’s aquaculture was 24th in world with a production of 119,177 tones. The number of licensed fish farms is 1,369 in total and the capacity is 139,522 tonnes. Turkey has thirteen aquafeed manufacturing mills at present. Seven of these produce only manufactured fish feeds. Both pelleted and extruder fish feeds in Turkey are currently manufactured using feed technology. While manufactured compound feed production reached about 6.8 million tonnes in Turkey, production of aquafeed peaked at 105,058 tonnes in 2005 (approximately 1.5%). In conclusion, Turkey’s aquaculture production projections show 129,532 tonnes, 181,055 tonnes, and 276,082 tonnes for 2006, 2010, and 2015, respectively. Accordingly aquafeed manufacture in Turkey was predicted as 215,579 tonnes, 300,027 tonnes and 454,284 tonnes for 2006, 2010, and 2015, respectively. Keywords : Turkey, aquaculture, aquafeed, feed mill, feed technology, projections