The communiqués regarding the commercial and amateur fishery fishing to be carried out in seas and inland waters were published in the Official Gazette.
Making a statement about these published communiqués and emphasizing that the communiqués will be implemented between 1/9/2020 and 31/8/2024, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli said, “These communiqués regulate the obligations, restrictions and rules regarding fishery fishing in order to protect the resources of fisheries and ensure their sustainable management, taking scientific, environmental, economic and social issues into consideration”.
Stating that the communiqués were prepared with a participatory approach, taking into account the views and suggestions of all stakeholders of the fisheries sector, Minister Pakdemirli said, “The communiqués aim to protect the rights of fish and fishermen who earn their bread by law”.
Referring to some important regulations introduced in the communiqués, Minister Pakdemirli continued as follows:
"- Fisheries fishing with purse-seine and trawl method in the Mediterranean September 15, 2020in our other seas September 1, 2020 will start on April 15, 2021 in all our seas.
- Our coastal fishermen, who hunt with traditional methods, will be able to do their fishing activities throughout the year, provided that they comply with the regulations brought by the communiqué.
- Fishing with light is prohibited in Marmara Sea, Çanakkale and Bosphorus, Black Sea and inland waters, which are the breeding and feeding areas of our important fish species, which have a sensitive ecosystem.
- In breeding areas with sensitive ecosystems, protection areas have been established in Fethiye, Hisarönü Bay and Antalya in Kaş - Kekova - Aperlia region, especially in Muğla.
- - Place in fisheries fishing, zamSome regulations have been introduced in terms of moment, species, height, hunting distance and fishing gears. The minimum lengths of fishermen and Minekop fishes have been increased and the amount of weight that can be caught in octopus is reduced * in line with the weight rule applied to the European Union.
- The species protected by international conventions, some cartilaginous fish species in our seas and the fishing of endangered species such as oil fish in our inland waters are completely prohibited.
- In sea eggplant fishing, the alternation method was applied, the northern part of İzmir and Balıkesir Ayvalık region were closed to hunting, and the south of İzmir and Aydın and Muğla regions were opened for hunting.
- It is obligatory to obtain a transport certificate for the shipping of 50 kg or more of the fishery products obtained through hunting. Effective from January 1, 2021, fishing vessels, fisheries cooperatives, unions, producer unions or higher unions that employ fisheries technicians, technicians, fisheries and fisheries technology engineers may be authorized to issue a transport certificate.
- As of September 1, 2021, it has become mandatory to mark fishing gears.
The use of white light is prohibited in light hunting.
- The recreational hunting model, which is widely used in Europe and developed countries and operated with the principle of private hunting, was included for the first time.
- Fishermen who engage in amateur hunting can only hunt on official holidays in the areas leased out, but this restriction has been lifted.
- The use of any kind of light for hunting purposes is prohibited in amateur fishing. In terms of life and property safety, light may be used for lighting purposes inside the boat and on the shore, provided that it does not exceed 50 watts.
- New regulations have been made for commercial fishing tourism activities.
Underlining that fishery products are important for the economy and human nutrition of our country, Minister Pakdemirli said, "It is important for our fishermen to hunt in accordance with the regulations introduced by the communiqué in order to protect our fisheries stock and ensure the sustainability of fishing."
Hibya News Agency