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Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda

Workshop Proceedings

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Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. This conference proceedings addresses key policy challenges of the aquaculture sector. Policy makers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs and international organisations gathered to discuss the critical economic, environmental and social aspects of aquaculture.  This publication presents a selection of key issues covered by the workshop and includes a large number of country case studies, which provide specific examples of national approaches to aquaculture management.

 

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Turkey: Best practices in aquaculture management and sustainable development

Turkey is a peninsula with a coastal line of 8 333 km and 177 714 km of rivers. Marine and inland waters suitable for fisheries and aquaculture cover approximately 26 million hectares. Official figures indicate that total fishery production in 2008 was 646 310 tonnes, with 152 186 tonnes coming from aquaculture. Aquaculture, although being a very young sector, has been increasing very rapidly, accounting now for 24% of the total Turkish fishery production. Turkey has the third fastest growing aquaculture sector in the world and aquaculture is playing an increasingly important role in the Turkish economy, as fishery products are the only products of animal origin that can be exported to the EU.

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