Abstract: Aquaculture is the most supported and developing sector in world food platforms. Consequently, as of 2005, while 118,000 tons of (21.6%) total national fishery production, 545,000 tons, were met through breeding, the ratio of breeding in global fishery production was 34% (48.1 million tons of 141.4 million tons). Fishery breeding in Turkey is among important sectors with its 1 billion USD worth of fixed investment, 500 million USD worth of live fish and approximately, 400 million USD worth of export. Aquaculture in Turkey was initiated in 1970s through trout fishery farms and still 44.7% of total fishery production is composed of trout breeding cultivated both inland and off-shore. The policies implemented also, affect trout breeding as well as other fish species. On the other hand, there are also various methods for protection and support applied in the EU. In Turkey, challenging EU accession stage, the structure of fishery sector needs to be improved, forward-looking and production-boosting policies need to be developed and implemented in order to benefit the sectors probable contribution to the national economy. In this study, Turkish trout breeding and production are examined. Then, an evaluation of related policies and a discussion were presented and it concludes.
Serpil Yilmaz and Yasar Ozvarol, 2009. Policy Implementation at Trout Production and Breeding Sector in Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2512-2520.