Seizing the Seas: Türkiye's Rise as a Global Seafood Hub
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Seizing the Seas: Türkiye's Rise as a Global Seafood Hub

As the world's demand for high-quality fish products grows, Türkiye emerges as a prime destination, offering abundant marine treasures and a gateway to new opportunities. With its rich marine resources, strategic location, economic potential, and commitment to sustainability, this country has been selected as the host for SEAFOOD EXPO EURASIA.

Taking place at Istanbul’s Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center on May 15-17, this exhibition will unite professionals from aquaculture, shipbuilding, fishing, processing, logistics, and related sectors across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. With support from governments and the global fishery community, the event aims not only to foster cross-border collaboration and strengthen business networks but also to promote the growth of local fisheries and aquaculture, alongside the international trade in seafood products.

Seizing the Seas: Türkiye's Rise as a Global Seafood Hub

Abundant Marine Resources and Rise of Aquaculture

Türkiye's extensive coastline provides productive grounds for diverse marine life. From the vibrant ports of Istanbul to the serene coves of the Turquoise Coast, the country's waters teem with wide range of sought-after fish species to meet domestic market demands and boost exports to Europe and beyond.

Besides, temperate climates and pristine waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts create ideal conditions for cultivating tilapia, rainbow trout, sea bass, and sea bream. Driven by its strategic geographical position and favorable environmental conditions, Türkiye has become one of the largest aquaculture producers in the Mediterranean region and has also increased its fish farming efforts in the Black Sea.

According to General Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Dr. Mustafa Altuğ ATALAY, aquaculture plays "a pivotal role in meeting the growing demand for food, especially as other protein sources face constraints." Through its presence in the global market with SEAFOOD EXPO EURASIA, Türkiye aims to become a crucial regional supplier, ensuring food security worldwide.

Economic Opportunities and Logistics Advantages 

With the global demand for high-quality seafood on the rise, local fisheries and aquaculture sectors present perfect opportunities for local professionals, contributing significantly to both domestic consumption and export revenue. Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Türkiye enjoys easy access to international markets, positioning it as a key player in the global seafood trade.

Furthermore, ongoing investments in logistics infrastructure, such as the Istanbul Canal project, promise to enhance connectivity and reduce transportation costs, further strengthening Türkiye's competitiveness in the seafood industry. The country's leading role in the international seafood trade is also facilitated by changes in the global demographic structures, which determine the emergence of new promising directions of fish products export.

To assist participants in taking this logistical advantage for transshipping fish products, business program of SEAFOOD EXPO EURASIA will converse market trends in South and South-East Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia as a whole, Africa, and Latin America. Alongside discussions on global industry developments, experts, government officials, key decision-makers, and researchers will share marketing success cases, diving deeper into each region specifics.

Join us at SEAFOOD EXPO EURASIA in Istanbul on May 15-17 to forge new connections with industry players worldwide, gain insights into current issues, stay in touch of recent trends, and explore potential solutions for your business.

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