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Sea snails worth 5.6 million dollars were exported from Turkey in the first 6 months of the year.


In the first 6 months of the year, 5 million 579 thousand 305 dollars income was obtained from the export of sea snails from Turkey to 5 countries.

According to the information compiled from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (DKİB), 959 thousand 611 tons of sea snails were exported to 5 countries in the first 6 months of the year.

In the said period, 5 million 579 thousand 305 dollars were earned from exports. South Korea, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan and Bulgaria became the countries that bought sea snails from Turkey.

2 million 993 thousand 916 dollars were exported to South Korea, 1 million 613 thousand 486 dollars to the People’s Republic of China, 566 thousand 530 dollars to Taiwan, 403 thousand 107 dollars to Japan and 2 thousand 266 dollars to Bulgaria.

The Black Sea Region carried about 80 percent of the sea snail exports from Turkey in the January-June period.

“An IMPORTANT EXPORT ITEM OF THE BLACK SEA REGION”

DKİB Chairman of the Board Saffet Kalyoncu said that sea snails are not consumed in Turkey, but their exports make a significant contribution to the economy.

“The sea snail export is an important export item of the Black Sea Region.” Kalyoncu said that they wanted to regulate the restrictions in the legal regulations so that the sale of sea snails, which has become a sought-after product in foreign markets, can reach much higher levels.

Pointing out that there is also a ban on sea snails, Kalyoncu said, “I believe that if the sea snail is caught without a ban for a certain period with the regulation to be made in this area, the export will rise to higher levels.” used the phrase.

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