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Approximately $121 million was obtained from the export of Black Sea Salmon

Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKIB) Fisheries Committee Chairman Ismail Kobya stated that in the 10-month period of 2021, 21 thousand 111 tons of Black Sea salmon were exported and an income of $120 million 946 thousand 674 was obtained.

Ismail Kobya, in his written statement, stated that in the 10-month period of this year, Turkish salmon exports increased by 141 percent in quantity and 200% in value compared to the same period of the previous year.

Emphasizing that 80% of the Black Sea salmon, which is exported to a total of 20 countries, is delivered to Russia with 16 thousand 706 tons for $96 million 517 thousand 857, he stated that this country was followed by Vietnam with $11 million 225 thousand 873 and Japan with $3 million 670 thousand 262.

Kobya pointed out that $32 million 89 thousand 180 were earned in exchange for 6 thousand 177 tons of salmon from Trabzon and Rize, which are located in the Eastern Black Sea Region, in the said period, adding that there was an increase of 70% in quantity and 98% in value.

Underlining that Black Sea salmon, which is called Turkish salmon, is very popular abroad, Kobya said that exporters cannot meet the demand.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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