1.2 million juvenile fish in air shipment from Turkey to Oman
As a part of maintaining its dominant position in Middle Eastern markets, Kilic Deniz arranged the export of six million live fish juvenile in total to Saudi Arabia, the Dominican Republic, America and Oman this year, and has just completed a second transfer of juvenile fish by air.
“Fish juvenile were taken to Izmir Adnan Menderes airport from our land hatchery in Milas. Here all the tanks were taken one by one and loaded on an aircraft with a 100 tonne transport capacity, which was supplied for us from Saudi airways.
“After five-hour flight, the products arrived at Oman, Muscat Airport. We arrived Qriat port following three hours of travel through the desert and the whole operation took 40 hours,” said Sinan Kiziltan, deputy chief executive of Kilic Deniz Ürünleri.
Kiziltan was commenting that Kilic Holding maintains its position as of the biggest sea bream and sea bass breeders in Europe with a fish production of 65,000 tonnes annually, of which 70% is exported.
Sinan Kiziltan stressed that Kilic Deniz is the market leader in sea bream and sea bass adding that approximately 50% of the sea bream and sea bass produced in Turkey is raised by Kilic Deniz. ■