One of the exporting sectors, Turkish aqua products, is entering African markets through Angola, a potential market for fisheries.
STG, Aqua Products Promotion Committee, participates in FIP Angolan Fish Fair, which was held in Luanda, 27-30 November 2014. Sinan Kiziltan, president of the committee says that African market is highly important for them. He said, “Per capita consumption in Angola is about 15 Kg., the highest consumption of fish in Africa. Angola is also an important supplier of feed for fish farmers and fish oil. Selected markets and restaurants have bream, perch and trout in their menus. During the event we saw that there is enough potential for more trade between the countries. Direct flights will open doors to African market. We have been seeking new markets and new buyers for aqua products in the world. In 2103 about 7 million dollars of fish and animal products were exported to Angola from Turkey. It now reached to 8.9 million dollars in 2014.”The stand of STG in FIP Angola Fish Fair was visited by Ihsan Kiziltan, Turkish ambassador to Angola, and by Angolan ministers of industry, fish, agriculture and science and technology. STG was represented in the fair by Sinan Kiziltan, president of Aegean Aqua Products and Animal Products Exporters’ Union and Board Member of STG, Ali Can Yamanyilmaz and Abdulkadir Yenicikan, board members of STG, and Gokay Celikli, an expert of Agean Exporters Union.