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Metro Türkiye, which has taken many pioneering steps in sustainable aquaculture during its nearly 35 years serving the Turkish market, has undertaken a new industry-leading enterprise. The initiative combines aquaculture with plant cultivation to produce sea bass and salicornia in the same closed system through the application of the Aquaponics method. With this system, the growth period for a sea bass, which typically takes 14-15 months, is reduced to 9 months. A key element is the system’s Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) which provides greater control over water quality, temperature, and disease management, contributing to sustainable aquaculture while enhancing productivity and product quality. As part of this project, Metro Türkiye has partnered with Esbjerg, Denmark-based Alpha Aqua A/S and its Turkish partner, Nordic, for the design and supply of a new, state-of-the-art facility utilising a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in the Turkish city of Mugla.

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