June 30, 2008


Skretting breaks ground on aquafeed plant in Turkey


Aquafeed maker Skretting has celebrated the official start of building for its new fish feed plant near Bodrum in Turkey.


The plant has a modular design and the first production line is scheduled to be operational by May 2009. Subsequent building phases will expand the plant to three lines with a total capacity of 100,000 tonnes.


Alberto Allodi, Managing Director of Skretting East Mediterranean, said: ''Investing in the new plant demonstrates our commitment to aquaculture in Turkey.''


The name of Skretting's business in Turkey is also being changed from Trouw Yem to Skretting Yem.


Levent Kayi, the General Manager of Skretting Turkey, added: ''In the past decade, the bulk of aquaculture production in Turkey has shifted to larger enterprises with highly professional staff and very efficient production. Counting both freshwater and marine production, Turkey is now the second largest aquaculture producer in Europe, after Norway.


The plant will supply feeds for both the trout market and for marine species such as sea bass and sea bream.

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