Pınar Yildirim, Ertan Ercan, Gülen Türker


The value of fisheries used as human food is increasing day by day. Aquaculture has also been influenced by organic demand and gained importance all over the world. Turkey has less polluted water sources compared to the countries that intensively apply the traditional farming methods and the countries where industrialization has occurred in advanced levels. This provides a great opportunity for organic production. It is clear that, in Turkey, many water sources and many facilities are structurally suitable for organic aquaculture. In the organic fish production method, the health status, welfare and wastes of the fish products are taken into account. The aim is to sell healthier, high-quality and reliable fish to consumers. The prohibition of the use of harmful chemical compounds in the production and processing of fish is an indication that these fish are of good quality and safety. Organic aquaculture production is a very important opportunity for the sustainable development of fisheries and should be supported for its development.

In this study current situation and general application in organic aquaculture in Turkey have been investigated.


aquaculture, organic, fisheries, Turkey, sustainable development.

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