Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Rural Development
Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing segments of the Turkey agriculture. Its popularity and success as an investment opportunity and a means of diversifying farming operations have resulted in a growing interest among traditional agriculture producers and others. As Turkish people have become more health conscious, the demand for fisheries production has increased. Per capita consumption of seafood has grown from about 1kg in mid 1980's to around 7 kg in 2008. To be successful, producers must have the ability to make a reasonable assessment of sustainable aquaculture enterprise opportunities and limitations including current breeding, feeding, water quality, production technologies and management practices. Therefore, in the present paper some aspects of sustainable aquaculture on the rural development will be discussed.
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