The biggest producer of sea bream and sea bass, Kılıç Seafood Co., which is part of Kılıç Holding, is Turkey’s leading aquaculture company and one the largest in Europe. With a 40,000-ton aquaculture capacity, the highest in Europe, the company has GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certifications covering 30 cage facilities, six hatcheries, two packaging and processing facilities, and one fish feed factory.

Kılıç has been operating in the Turkish aquaculture sector since it was established more than 25 years ago. Employing around 2,000 personnel and implementing cutting-edge technology in its fully integrated plants, Kılıç Seafood sells 30 percent of its production to the domestic market. 40 percent of the fish on sale in Turkey is sold under the Kılıç Seafood brand.

Kılıç exports approximately 70 percent of its production to more than 40 countries. With exports of more than $100 million in 2014, the company is aiming to increase its export to new markets around the world.

Kılıç Deniz Feed Factory is Turkey’s largest fish feed factory with 120 tons of production capacity. Thanks to the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard, the company can provide high quality, food control and full traceability at every stage of production.

Certification Details

Kilic Holding 
GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN): 4050373703677


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