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Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global 2018, Ilknak Aquaculture took its place in the fair in Brussels.

The awarded fish producer Ilknak Aquaculture took place as a participant in the world's most comprehensive seafood exhibition.

Ilknak Aquaculture took place as a participant at the Seafood Expo Global - Global Aquaculture 2018 Exhibition, the most comprehensive organization on the world's seafood trade, held in Brussels / Belgium from 24th to 26th April 2018. During exhibition, many innovations, seafood technologies and production techniques was presented with the participation of more than 140 countries, over 26000 companies, seafood experts and press media.

Ilknak Aquaculture presented the new production facility which started the activity in 2018. Also exhibited the awarded products at the booth in Hall 9. Ilknak shows that is a global seafood producer with new investments made in recent years.

Many presentations were made at the ilknak Aquaculture exhibition stand, mentioned about how technically healthy and tasty products pass through which processes and how to get high quality standards.

İlknak Continue to be Awarded

The companies that took place in the top 30 in the export order of the year 2017, received its awards after the Aegean Aquaculture and Animal Products Exporters' Union 2017 General Assembly held in the Aegean Exporting Association. The first 30 companies awarded at the award ceremony have 88% share of the union's exports in 2017 and the first 10 companies have 66% of the share of union exports. İlknak Aquaculture was deemed worthy of this honor in 12th place.


Awarded İlknak Aquaculture participating world’s largest seafood trade event which organizing at 24-26 April 2018; Brussels Seafood EXPO 2018.

As İlknak Aquaculture, we will be happy to welcome you to our stand which located at Hall 9 Stand 4072, be our guest.

Ilknak Corporate Presentation

Ilknak is one of the global and highest quality Mediterranean farmed fish producer, with its production facilities in Turkey. Ilknak & Miramar, presents its healthy and high quality products to Turkey and global markets. About Us

Competition Authority Resolution Bring Successful Conclusion about İlknak and Gümüşdoğa Agreement

Awarded İlknak Aquaculture and Gümüşdoğa which is one of 250 largest company of Turkey application to Competition Authority was bring successful conclusion. İlknak’s %55 share assigned to Gümüşdoğa.

İlknak and Gümüşdoğa come to the table for share assignment. Gümüşdoğa Seafood owns %55 share of İlknak Aquaculture.

Gümüşdoğa Seafood, which was founded at Milas in 1997, is the fastest growing company in the sector of Sea Bass and Sea Bream the last years, now becomes fully vertical. İlknak Aquaculture stay on its presence in Turkey, gain more strength with that share assignment, while progressing success on local market and export.

İlknak Continue to Support Present Values

İlknak Aquaculture continue to support present values of Turkey with social responsibility awareness project from the first juveniles grown.

İlknak Aquaculture, bring the importance that given to humanity with social responsibility projects since it was founded and continue to have social responsibility projects about Government Agencies every year. Previous year, İlknak supported a project that employment of women from Izmir area with “Women Hand on Aquaculture Project” of Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of İzmir Directorate of Provincial Food Agriculture and Livestock. Totally 126 women educated through 114 days. 18-40 years old woman educated at packaging unit, hatcheries and pre-growing areas of İlknak. 15 successful women hire at companies that give education. After training, proud students had their technical business visits. İlknak invited trainees to Nireus Chios Facilities.

İlknak didn’t Forget Their Children for New Year

İlknak Family greeting the New Year with presents for children of employees.

Painting Contest, as İlknak Family tradition, is holding for children of İlknak employees again for this year. ‘World of My Dreams’ themed and free-technic paintings must be 50 cm x 30 cm size and name and surname of children and parents must be written down to the back of painting carefully. 6-12 years old children can apply until the final application date 15 December 2017 by delivering to İlknak Aquaculture Center Office.

Ilknak's Breeding Program

Since April 2017 ILKNAK S.A. has started collaborating with Prof Batargias Costas of the Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology Dept, TEI of Western Greece for the implementation of a successful long term breeding program. The breeding program aims at both species gilthead seabream and European seabass. Its methodology will be strictly selective breeding based on family selection using molecular markers for the pedigree information as well as for marker assistant selection, incorporating the latest scientific information available to the program. The program will strengthen the position of the company to the market though ensuring its sustainability, competitiveness and profitability as well as ensuring the benefit for the consumer, providing a high quality product.

Prof C. Batargias has more than 20 years experience in aquaculture and applied genetics and selective breeding, starting, organizing and directing for two major companies their breeding programs for 15 years (NIREUS S.A. and ANDROMEDA S.A.). He has participated in many European and national research projects (23) and he has collaborated with many scientists across Europe. He is Director of the Master Degree program in "Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture". He has been appointed by the Rector of the TEI-WG as the Head of the Department of Mechanical and Water Resources Engineering and its Temporary General Faculty Assembly.

Ilknak receive awards for sea bream, bass

Ilknak Aquaculture score the highest results at the 2017 Superior Taste Award. Turkish sea bass and sea bream producer Ilknak Aquaculture also scooped the three star price for its sea bream. In addition, it also won a three-star price for its sea bass, making it the only company to have won the top award for both species.

İlknak Aquaculture "The Highest Tax Paying Greek Origin Turkish Company"

İlknak Aquaculture is granted "The Highest Tax Paying Greek Origin Turkish Company" from İzmir Chamber of Commerce at the ceremony which Turkish and Greece Prime Ministers was attended.

Fish season opened with technology

Ilknak couldn’t track instantly oxygen and temperature levels of hatchery tanks. Posibly setbacks caused casualities and hitched production. Ilknak need a solution that can track instantly oxygen and temperature levels of tanks. Vodafone Ready Business Team, provides long distance tracking all hatchery tanks and informing instantly when levels drop with Vodafone M2M technology. Thanks to proper control of hatchery tanks, casualities decrease and increase of %50 in production. Read Ilknak news with PDF format

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