Fatma Colakoglu, İbrahim Künili, Hasan Ormanci


Çanakkale, which is located between Aegean and Marmara Seas, is an important city of Turkey in terms of agriculture, livestock and fisheries. Çanakkale brings these sectors to high standards, due to its location in which main export routes, sea, air, and highways logistics easily accessible. Dardanelles, which is the migration route of fish, contributes to the economy in terms of aquaculture, fisheries, and intensive activities that are carried out in the province in terms of the enterprises where the fish are processed.

Seafood production in Çanakkale was 8,809 tons according to the 2016 data and a significant portion of the products are exported. The foreign market is mainly composed of EU countries. In Turkey, there are 96 plants which have EU approval number. Eight of these 96 plants are found in Çanakkale. In these plants, fresh chilled, frozen, canned, and marinated seafood are produced and directly exported. Çanakkale province has the potential to continue to develop especially in terms of processed seafood. It is thought that new businesses to be established in the region will provide significant gains for investors with sustainable aquaculture production.


Çanakkale, seafood, regional development

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