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Turkish firm exports live bream to Oman

Rob Fletcher
Rob Fletcher
11 July 2017, at 8:36am

Kılıç Holding has exported 1.2 million sea bream fingerlings for Oman’s fledgling aquaculture industry.

The Turkish company, which exported fish worth $142 million in 2016, continues to increase its exports in line with the growing demand for live fish in the Gulf countries. 

Kılıç produces 50,000 tonnes of fish for on-growing and exports 70 percent of its production annually. It aims to increase its exports to the Gulf.

Serkan Ilgaz, Kılıç Deniz Ürünleri Hatcheries and Foreign Investments Director, says: "Our hatcheries in Muğla and Aydın produce 200-250 million seed fish a year. We cover half the seed fish production in Turkey. We had been exporting our fishes by sea until recently. However, we have started shipping to new markets we could not reach by sea via air.”