The 3rd local dissemination event from Turkey was organised on the 31st of July. Participation to the 3rd meeting was less than the expectations due to several reasons: being in summer holiday season after so boring lock downs and due to intensive workload for exporters harvesting fish from net cages, freezing, cold storage and logistics from processing plants to transfer products with cold cold chain, and moreover custom processes for export.
The meeting was carried out over Zoom with the participation of Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry and Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture Section from the same Directorate, Eastern Black Sea Exporter Union, Trabzon Chamber of Trade and Industry, Trabzon Union of Fish Farmers and representatives of Fish Farming Companies.
There were several important items in the agenda of the event: activities completed during the implementation period and ongoing ones till the last day of the project; considerations about the 1st Local Workshop between Greece and Turkey; according to the impressions gained from this meeting what the expectations are from the 2nd Local Workshop between Turkey and Ukraine which will be held in near future; state of aquaculture and exports during the recent period of Covid-19 pandemics.
The feedback from the stakeholders of the aquaculture sector is very positive and the same expectations are considered for the meeting between the entrepreneurs from Turkey and Ukraine.