SITUATION ANALYSIS OF THE FISHERIES SECTOR OF TURKEY

İbrahim Kunili, Ilknur Ak, Gülen Turker, Fatma Çolakoglu

Abstract


The fisheries sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in our country for the last thirty years. According to the data of the 2018-2019 ministry of agriculture and forestry, approximately 50% of the total aquaculture production of our country is obtained through aquaculture and 50% through hunting. Seafood, one of the important export items of our country, increased by 13% in 2018 compared to the previous year and provided USD 952 million in foreign exchange inflow. However, the potential for seafood production and the potential for increasing employment in this field cannot be adequately evaluated. There are important problems in this regard, such as excessive exploitation of the seas and insufficient encouragement of aquaculture activities on a state basis are the main reasons for this. The eases will be provided by the government to the local and foreign investors, expanding the seafood production in a sustainable and healthy way with novel technology focus are thought to be the main factors that increase and maximize the regional and national income in near future.


Keywords


Fisheries Sector, Regional Development, Situation Analysis

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TUIK, 2016 – Turkiye Istatistik Kurumu, Su Ürünleri İstatistikleri, https://biruni.tuik.gov.tr/medas/?kn=97&locale=tr (Accessed: 28.09.2019).


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