We understand that everything we do has an impact on the environment and we are committed to constantly improve the efficiency of our production and its impact on the environment in order to create products that contribute to the sustainability of our planet.
We invest continuously in the upgrade of our facilities and equipment and take initiatives to increase the safety of our operations and to monitor our impact on the environment.
In 2011 we completed a six-year renovation program that fully modernized and upgraded our hatchery unit. We have also adopted the strictest health and safety standards for all our operations from planning of the production to the final distribution of our products.
We have certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000 (HACCP) ISO 18001, IFS, BRC and Global GAP.
Fish and fish juveniles perform all their bodily functions in water. Because they are totally dependent upon water to breathe, feed, grow, excrete wastes, maintain a salt balance, and reproduce, the physical and chemical qualities of the water are critical to producing optimum quality products.
We understand that to develop and deliver premium quality fish farming products, we must maintain high water quality in our operations. Thus, we continuously monitor and develop the quality of sea water at our installations and the wastewater from our operations for the following properties:
- water temperature (oC)
- dissolved oxygen (%)
- conductivity and salinity (S/m)
Nutrient salt and suspended water solids (mg/l)
- Suspended solids
Chemical analyses of sediment (mg/kg)
- Total organic carbon
- Total Nitrogen
- Total Phosphorus
- Copper, Zinc, Cadmium (selected sites)
- Number and types of species of benthic macrofauna
Part of our community
We are an integral part of the communities we operate and support their social and financial growth.
Ilknak is the largest and preferred employer in Denizkoy, Dikili, where most of our facilities are located. We employ 90 people permanently and 10 people seasonally and we surround our employees with care and trust as they are an integral part of the value of our company. We invest in their continuing education and training with a focus on health and safety issues.
We support the local economy by preferring local market, services and contribute by social responsibility projects to the local sport teams, authorities and schools.
We support the economy of the country with our taxes, rents for our concessions and our exports that contribute to foreign exchange inflows and the improvement of the country’s trade balance.
We support our clients by offering fresh, high quality products that add value to their business.
And most of all we contribute to social progress and prosperity with our products. Farmed fish ensure the sustainability of natural resources and provide healthy food at affordable pricing and this is an important element of economic development in itself.