Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


No Take Fishing Zones, which is crucially important for the conservation of biodiversity, is only 202 km², 0.01% of the surface of the Mediterranean

Changes in Turkish law to push eco-friendly, sustainable fishing

Click on the flag for more information about Turkey TURKEY
Thursday, November 07, 2019, 19:00 (GMT + 9)

Proposed changes to fisheries law meant to stem marine pollution, crack down on illegal fishing, says lawmaker

ANKARA - Turkey's proposed changes to its fisheries law aim to stem marine pollution, crack down on poaching, and impose heavy penalties, said a ruling party lawmaker.

"This is a new disciplinary mechanism for sustainable fishing, fish resources, and protecting the environment," Ismail Emrah Karayel, a ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker, told Anadolu Agency.

Ismail Emrah Karayel ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency )

The proposed changes were made in coordination with the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, Fisheries and Aquaculture Directorate, and Turkish Coast Guard, he said.

Speaking at an event discussing changes to the 1971 fisheries law, Karayel, a lawmaker from the central Turkish Kayseri province, said the changes will make the law more relevant and stiffen penalties for wrongdoing.

"First-time offenders found trawling or seine net fishing will have their licenses suspended for a month,” followed by a three-month suspension for the second offense, and revoking the license of third-time offenders, he said.

Under the changes, users of illegal electric pulse, blast fishing, or chemical fishing will also face penalties, he added.

Light fishing -- using artificial light to attract fish -- in the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea, and the straits of Istanbul and Canakkale will be prohibited, he added.

He also said illegal fishing -- which has grown exponentially in the straits, Black Sea and Marmara Sea -- will be held in check through electronic monitoring and other technological means.

The changes will also bar the introduction of non-native species into Turkish waters.

Suggested No Take Fishing Zones (NTFZ) areas in Gökova Bay were accepted and the designation was officially announced in Turkish Official Gazette, No: 27637, dated 10th of July, 2010

He went on to say that those who pollute water resources will face penalties.

"With this law, the number of fish will rise, and efforts will be made to protect breeding areas," he stressed.

"Turkey earns nearly $1 billion from exports of fishery products, while the country's imports are $150 million. That adds up to an $850 million net profit," he noted.

According to experts, there was a need to update Turkey’s nearly half-century-old fisheries law taking into account technological advances, the needs of the sector, and scientific, environmental, economic, and social factors.

The proposed changes are set to go into effect on Jan. 1.

Source: Burak Bir/Anadolu Agency | Read full article here

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Italy
Nov 21, 19:40 (GMT + 9):
Responsible managed oceans could provide six times more food than today (Video)
South Korea
Nov 21, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
Frozen skate wings imports register 49 percent less than the previous year
Italy
Nov 21, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
CEPESCA encourages environmentalists to work alongside the fishing industry
Peru
Nov 21, 16:20 (GMT + 9):
Cannery industry fear shortages of tuna for tax collection on foreign vessels
New Zealand
Nov 21, 16:00 (GMT + 9):
Plan to transform and improve inshore finfish fisheries management
Iceland
Nov 21, 07:40 (GMT + 9):
Parliament receives pan-European petition to stop open net fish farming
France
Nov 21, 07:20 (GMT + 9):
Cermaq cooperates with Labeyrie to secure salmon traceability with blockchain
Peru
Nov 21, 06:20 (GMT + 9):
Foreign tuna vessels must deliver 30% of their catch within one year
Qatar
Nov 21, 05:10 (GMT + 9):
Qatar seeks to boost development of fish farming industry
South Korea
Nov 21, 04:20 (GMT + 9):
Imports of whiteleg shrimp are down 62 percent in october
Norway
Nov 20, 20:40 (GMT + 9):
Fish Pool Salmon Price Status Report for week 47
Singapore
Nov 20, 19:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - New floating fish farm off Changi aims to produce more seafood than traditional coastal farms
United Kingdom
Nov 20, 19:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Gideon Pringle to leave Mowi Scotland
United Kingdom
Nov 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today
United Nations
Nov 20, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fishing vessels pushing vaquita porpoise to extinction: U.N. treaty head



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Pirates in the Gulf of Mexico pretend to be fishermen and surprise their victims
Mexico The average monthly robbery in this year is 16, while in 2018 it was 144 cases, while in 2017 there were only 48 incidents Insecurity in Mexico has already reached sea levels. The assault this week o...
You don't eat black headed shrimp? Experts set out the reason for the 'black change': eat calmly
Taiwan When winter comes, the hot pot is more popular with the public, and meat and seafood are basic. It is only the shrimp that everyone puts most commonly in this country. Recently, the Internet has begun...
First Falklands' fishing company signs the 51% Joint Venture shareholding under the new ITQ criteria
Falkland Is. Ahead of the Falkland Islands Government Executive Committee decision recently setting out new criteria for Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) extensions from 2021 to 2046 Beauchene Fishing Co Ltd an...
Fisheries industry seems part of Kim's drive to build economic independence
Korea D. People's R. North Korean state media released on Tuesday a report detailing a recent visit by leader Kim Jong-un to two fisheries, apparently underlining Kim's desire for economic independence. The visit is no...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim Ltd (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER