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A new book from the Turkish Marine Research Foundation celebrates the country’s aquaculture industry, the third largest by volume in Europe after Norway and Spain. The book, Marine Aquaculture in Turkey: Advancements and Management, is a collection of papers written by academics, resource managers, and representatives from industry. Edited by M. Didem Demircan and Deniz D. Tosun from Istanbul University, and Deniz Coban from Aydin Adnan Menderes University, the papers cover all aspects of the aquaculture industry from production to the sector’s effects on the environment and on occupational health. Production Is fully integrated starting from broodstock and ending in a range of products for the market. Seabass, seabream, and rainbow trout farmed inland are the most cultivated species, but smaller volumes of several other species are also produced.
The sector boasts 20 hatcheries, 23 feed plants, and over 200 processing facilities, and it maintains close links with the research establishment based in universities and institutes as well as with the government. Turkish legislation is harmonised with EU directives and regulations enabling the country to export some four fifths of its production to the EU. In 2023 the target is to produce 600,000 tonnes (up from 373,000 tonnes in 2019) and to export USD2bn (up from USD1bn in 2019) worth of fish and seafood products.
Nanotechnology, organic polymers and neurotransmitters
Marine biofouling, or biological fouling, the accumulation of plant and animal growth on natural hard structures and man-made constructions from ships to the net enclosures used in aquaculture, is a serious problem worldwide. In the past this growth was mostly fought with chemical means but this often creates additional problems because the methods pollute the environment. Following intensive research new solutions are now emerging.
This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 6/2019.
A new publication in Spanish, Acuicultura marina. Granjas marinas de peces. Diseño y operación (Marine aquaculture. Marine finfish farms — Design and Operation) has been produced following a year’s work by the Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE) and APROMAR, the Spanish Aquaculture Producers Association. The publication covers the design, construction, and proper maintenance of marine aquaculture farms to reduce possible technical and operational failures and to avoid the possibility of escapes caused by accidental impacts during daily operations or by unexpected events. It lists good practices that fish farmers can implement to make Spanish marine aquaculture more sustainable.
The table of contents of the publication can be downloaded at: https://www.une.org/encuentra-tu-norma/busca-tu-norma/norma/?c=N0062824