100 tons of baby sea breams airlifted to Oman from Turkey
Özgür Altuncu - ISTANBUL
The sea breams purchased by the state of Oman were first transferred from the coastal town of Bodrum with trucks to İzmir and then to Oman in barrels equipped with oxygen cylinders.
During the 4,500-kilometer trip an aquaculture engineer on board regularly checked the PH and oxygen levels, as well as the water temperatures.
The entire operation was completed within 24 hours, said Turkish Airlines Deputy General Manager Turhan Özen.
“The fish had to be delivered to Oman within a maximum of 40 hours. They were transported with trucks to İzmir from Bodrum in three hours. They were then loaded onto the plane and arrived in Oman after a three-hour flight,” Özen added.
Upon arrival in Oman, the sea breams were released into production ponds.