Present-Day Turkish Aquaculture and Trends in International Research

DOI :10.26650/B/LS32LS24.2024.005   
EditorMustafa YıldızSüheyla Karataş

The rapid population growth is causing notable challenges in the global food supply. There has not been a proportional increase in the quantity of fish obtained through fisheries over the years due to factors such as climate change, water pollution, and overfishing. Due to these factors, a significant reduction in the supply of wild fish is to be expected. On the contrary, a better understanding of the positive health benefits of seafood has increased fish consumption, making global aquaculture one of the fastest-growing food production sectors in recent years. Therefore, aquaculture research will play an increasingly important role in ensuring world food security. The rapid increase in mass fish production has triggered studies on cultivating new species specifically, and accelerated research on the nutritional requirements of farmed fish species and the search for alternative protein sources as replacement ingredients in fish feed. Besides feed formulation, it has also created the need for more knowledge in areas such as disease prevention, aquaculture systems, environmental effects, marketing, processing technology, workforce, and legislation. Despite the use of antibiotics and vaccination, infectious diseases still cause significant economic losses in aquaculture. Although antibiotics are accepted as effective agents in the control of bacterial diseases, their frequent use leads to resistance, which endangers their application. This situation has led to intensified research into alternative preventive and therapeutic methods. Several of these innovative solutions are discussed in this book. Within the scope of this book, the historical development of aquaculture in Türkiye and the world is briefly mentioned, and the topics including production techniques, fish nutrition, fish health/welfare, business management, product quality, and the contribution of aquaculture to the Turkish economy are evaluated in detail.

SubjectsMarine & Freshwater Biology, Fisheries


New Species in Aquaculture

Live Feeds in Aquaculture

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems


PublisherIstanbul University Press
Publish Date18.03.2024
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