Ban on fishing with light on way

Hurriyet Daily News | Oct 9, 2019 at 2:40 PM
  • A bill seeking important changes in the current Fisheries Law such as a ban on the use of artificial light in fishing operation has been submitted to the Turkish Parliament’s General Assembly.
  • Fishermen who use artificial light to attract and aggregate fish and eventually capture them in inland waters, the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea, Bosporus and Dardanelles Strait will be fined 50,000 Turkish Liras (approximately $8,587).
  • Apart from that, those who remove gravels or sands from fish hatchery areas will be fined 10,000 liras ($1,710) if the place is an inland water, or 20,000 liras ($3,400) if the place is in the sea.