Mediter­ranean - Tur­key

But ex­ports ex­pan­sion prompts com­plaints from Spain and sub­sidy in­ves­ti­ga­tion by EU

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Ex­port drive

The Turk­ish sea bass and sea bream in­dus­try has been steadily in­creas­ing pro­duc­tion vol­umes for the last decade or so, to the point where Tur­key is now the world’s ma­jor pro­ducer of sea bass and also clos­ing the gap on the Greek sea bream sec­tor, re­ported

In 2014,Tur­key’s sea bream and sea bass pro­duc­tion amounted to more

Hasan Girenes, of Yasar Hold­ings and chair­man of the Izmir Aqua­cul­ture Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, said there had been a strong trend of con­sol­i­da­tion

num­ber of ver­ti­cally in­te­grated groups op­er­at­ing their own hatch­eries,

launch­ing a sub­sidy in­ves­ti­ga­tion against Tur­key to stop the coun­try’s

bet­ter cul­ti­va­tion meth­ods for its sea prod­ucts, man­aged to in­crease the pro­duc­tion of sea bream and sea bass by 29 per cent in 2014 com­pared to

When the top 10 coun­tries to which Tur­key ex­ported most were listed,

Is­tan­bul Ex­porters’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Aqua­cul­ture and An­i­mal Prod­ucts dy in­ves­ti­ga­tion with the EC be­cause of the in­creas­ing sea bream and sea

cause of the penalty sys­tem em­ployed by the EU in Novem­ber, and if the gov­ern­ment did not take ac­tion quickly, sea bream and sea bass ex­ports

In the trout case, the EC pointed to in­cen­tives granted by the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment as an ex­cuse to im­pose ad­di­tional taxes on trout prod­ucts

and sea bass,’ he said, adding that it could be un­der­stood from here how im­por­tant sea bream and sea bass were in terms of high added value

high­light­ing that EU mem­ber states such as the Nether­lands, Italy, the UK,

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