Turkish ghost fishing project continues fishermen training

Çanakkale Koza Youth Association continues with fishermen training for the UNDP GEF Supported Small Grants project “stop ghost fishing”.

Ghost nets are fishing nets that were abandoned due to a variety of reasons. To create awareness about this problem and removal of the existing nets to protect the biodiversity in areas of the reef, the project aims to contribute to the continuation of training for fishermen.

turkey_removal_nets-800During our dives we carried out 20 surveys in the region and recovered 500 kg of ghost nets. We also salvaged 500 kg lead for recycling by fisherman in the project target area by searching in the Saros and Imbros; Yenikoy, Eceabat, Kumkale, Helles, Tenedos and Imbros. “Sustainable Fisheries, ghost net removal and removal techniques have been developed for prevention, and training on site will be continued.

In March, the project partners in Canakkale Province Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, SS. Fisheries Co-operative Association in Canakkale, Canakkale Underwater and Lifesaving Sport Club Association and TSSF will organize a closing meeting with the support of the provincial representatives, to approach the project from different practical and political angles.

Check the  previous post about this initiative for more information.