Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in Turkey and Its Constraints

Canyurt, Mehmet Ali and Guner, Yusuf and Toksen, Erol (2009) Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in Turkey and Its Constraints. In: 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 9-10, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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Aquaculture means the farming of aquatic animals and plants. Turkey has rich inland water sources, about 200 natural lakes, about 750 artificial lakes or ponds, about 193 reservoirs, 33 rivers and streams of 177.714 km length and 8.333 km of coastal strips Aquaculture sector in Turkey is new when compared with European countries. The first fish farm was established as a rainbow trout farm in 1970s. The following years, new fish farms have been established year by year. The main fish species cultured in Turkey are Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), Black sea turbot (Psetta maxima), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and Shrimp (Penaeidae spp). Aquaculture production of Turkey has grown steadily over the years from 5782 tonnes in 1990 to 63 000 tonnes in 1999 and to 136 000 tonnes in 2007.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Development, Aquaculture, Fish Farming, Turkey
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 12:57
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 15:12

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