The second local workshop with entrepreneurs, organized by Karadeniz Technical University – Faculty of Marine Sciences (Turkey) and the Agency of Sustainable Development and European Integration “Lower Danube” Euroregion” (Ukraine), was held on 8 September 2021 as a hybrid event: in physical (Basarabia Hotel, Izmail, Ukraine) and online format, via zoom.
After welcoming speeches Coordinators Igor Babaian and Ertug Duzgunes gave brief information about current state of fisheries and aquaculture in the both countries. Stakeholders from Ukraine stated their needs about crayfish and sturgeon culture.
Due to the information given during the study visit paid on 26-27 August in Izmail town, KTU team invited 2 experts from other universities and farmers who have production trials on these two species. Experts provided brief information about culture methods from eggs to market size, challenges and advantages using different species from the same families. At present crayfish farming is carried out in Central Anatolia and Mediterranean coast while sturgeon culture is performed in two farms in Samsun and one in Keban Dam (Elazığ).
The fish health insurance system in Turkey, risk types under the coverage and the support systems of the Union and Chamber of Trade and Industry for fish farmers were also presented.