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Aquaculture in Turkey and shrimp market in the EU case studies

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the April issue of the EUMOFA Monthly Highlights, two case studies are presented, aquaculture in Turkey and the shrimp market in the EU.


Aquaculture production in Turkey

Aquaculture production in Tukey has increased steadily during the past years and is about to surpass fisheries, a development mainly related to technological advances and government support. Turkey is the leading producer in the Mediterranean region for species such as trout, European seabass and gilthead seabream produced in the Mediterranean and Back Sea.

Aquaculture production, 2014-2018 (volume in 1,000 tons).


Farmers have suffered a decline in price for the two main aquaculture species (seabass and gilthead seabream) from 2015 to 2019 associated with rapid growth in production over the same period to meet the demand level.


Shrimp market in the EU

The report also presents a case study about shrimp, the most produced, traded and consumed species in the world and in the EU. From the early 2000s, Asian countries have started progressively developing P. vannamei production instead of P. monodon.

In 2017, China was the leading producer of farmed P. vannamei providing 38% of the global total followed by India (13%), Indonesia (11%), Vietnam (10%) and Ecuador (10%).


World production of farmed P. vannamei shrimp (tons).


The EU shrimp market depends on imports, mainly from Central and South America and Asia.


Extra-EU trade flows for shrimp products in 2019.


Download the report here.


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