General Evaluation of Fish Feed Production in Turkey


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KORKUT A. Y. , KOP A. , SAYĞI H. , GOKTEPE C., YEDEK Y., KALKAN T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, cilt.17, ss.223-229, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4194/1303-2712-v17_1_25
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-229

Özet

The importance of aquaculture sector is increasingly enhanced due to decrease in natural fish stocks, increasing nutritional requirements and qualified protein need. In parallel with the rise, and becoming an important value, of aquaculturesector, significant developments have occurred in fish feed production as well. It is a fact that the most important cost elements within aquaculture are feeds and usage costs of the feeds and these are effective as much as 70% in production. Substantial and great developments are observed for fish feed production industry and thus raw material, additives, feed machine manufacturers and suppliers recently. With this study, it was detected that there were 28 fish feed production plants in to 8 mounts, that generally extruder feed production technology was used and that majority of production systems were imported. It was recorded that fish feed production plants produced 355.387 tons of feed as from 2013. It was observed that 85% of feed production was regionally in Aegean Region and concordantly, supplier companies were centered in this region. This study can be recommended in terms of being an important source for academic and private sector employees studying and working in fish feed production and fish feeding subjects.