Aquaculture and Organic Aquaculture in Turkey
Muhammet Hayati Kayhan* and Murtaza Olmez
Faculty of Fisheries, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Muhammet Hayati Kayhan
Faculty of Fisheries
Suleyman Demirel University
32260, Isparta, Turkey
Tel: 90 (246) 211-1000
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 02, 2014; Accepted Date: August 06, 2014; Published Date: August 15, 2014
Citation: Kayhan MH, Olmez M (2014) Aquaculture and Organic Aquaculture in Turkey. J Aquac Res Development 5:259. doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000259
Copyright: © 2014 Kayhan MH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Organic aquaculture, whose start of worldwide implementation dates back to 1994, has been implemented in Turkey since 2010. As organic aquaculture represents new practice area and sufficient promotional efforts and governmental support is not available, satisfactory levels have not been achieved yet in this sector having annual figure of 456 tons according to 2012 data. While organic aquaculture constitutes 0.01% of total cultivation in the world, this figure remains at 0.003% levels in Turkey. Turkey has the potential to convert above disadvantage in its favor thanks to its efficient water resources and solid position in aquaculture. In the scope of this study, aquaculture figures in Turkey are explained and expectations regarding organic aquaculture are referred.