Fish Consumption Is Not As Satisfying As Production

Surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey ranks first among EU countries in fish production. The interest seen in production is not seen in consumption.

Fish consumption in Turkey still has not reached the desired point. While the foods called as junk food are consumed very frequently in the middle of the children, the consumption of fish is extremely low.

Surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey ranks first among EU countries in fish production. Stating that the interest in production is not seen in consumption and that fish consumption per capita does not exceed 6-8 kilograms, The fish General Manager of Fisheries and Water Works, Dr. Altuğ Atalay, Fish, which is an effective food in strengthening the weakened immune system with the Covid-19 epidemic process; He said that it should be consumed by experts at least 2 times a week because it is quite rich in vitamins, proteins, fatty acids and minerals.

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Underlining that fish consumption, which is 23-24 kilograms per person in Europe, has not exceeded 6-8 kilograms in Turkey for years, Dr. Altug Atalay, The consumption of fish, which is healthy and reliable for human health, in our country is almost one third of the world average. Aquaculture in our country has almost doubled in the last 10 years. In particular, there was an increase in sea bream, sea bass and trout. We are in the 1st place in the middle of the European Union countries. Especially Turkish salmon attracts a lot of attention abroad. We market fish to every country in the world, but our own citizens do not consume enough fish, he said.

Fish Consumption Is Not As Happy As Production.

Stating that experts recommend consuming fish at least twice a week, Dr. ATALAY, taking into account the increasing population of our country, stated that fish consumption should definitely be increased for the stable nutrition of our citizens, and that they organized many campaigns with our fisheries breeders during the epidemic process, and also through our provincial organizations to love fish and encourage its consumption, especially for our children in the education age. He stated that they are engaged in many activities.

Fish Consumption is Important for a Healthy Generation

Touching on the importance of fish consumption for the continuation of a healthy generation, Dr. Atalay,   “Fish and other aquatic works have a valuable place in nutrition because of the valuable nutrients they contain. Aquatic artifacts have higher protein cost and easier digestibility than other foods, but are also quite low in saturated fat. Various studies have shown that two predominant omega-3 fatty acids found in water works have positive effects on health. It is recommended by experts to consume water works frequently because of the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on human health in the prevention and treatment of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Researches show that the fish caught and raised in our country are above world standards in terms of quality and health. (BSHA-Science and Health News Agency)