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Illegal fishermen fined 71 thousand TL

18 people were fined 71 thousand 454 TL during the inspections made to the carp and pearl mullet hunters in the ban on fishing in the streams flowing into Lake Van.

The teams of Van Gendarmerie and the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry continue to fight against poachers during the prohibited period of pearl mullet and carp hunting between April 15 and July 15 and between May 15 and August 15.

In order to protect the species of pearl mullet and carp in the rivers in Lake Van, 2 tons of 850 kilograms of pearl mullet and 100 kilograms of carp were seized, 750 kilograms of live fish, and an administrative fine of 71 thousand 454 TL for 18 people who were found to be illegally caught. Done.

Van Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry Fisheries and Fisheries Branch Directorate teams, Erciş Çelebibağ Gendarmerie Station Command, Erciş Central Gendarmerie Patrol Command, Erciş Gendarmerie Public Security Boat Command, Edremit Gendarmerie Public Security Boat Team Command, Environment and Animal Protection Team Command, Muradiye Central Gendarmerie Station In the inspections carried out in the region during the activities carried out for poaching pearl mullet in the Zilan and Bendimahi Streams in Erciş and Muradiye districts by the teams of the Command and the District Agriculture and Forestry Directorate, 2 tons of 850 kilograms of live pearl mullet and 10 extensions, manatees and scattering nets were found. confiscated.

In addition, during the inspections carried out by the Fisheries and Fisheries Branch Directorate, the Environment and Animal Protection Team Command and the Başkale Central Gendarmerie Station Command, in the inspections of Zernek Dam, Sıhke Pond and other water sources, 45 thousand 498 TL administrative money was paid to 5 persons who were fishing illegal carp with electroshock and extension net. 100 kilograms of carp and cirrhosis, including 30 kilograms of live fish, and 10 fishing gear were confiscated.

While the seized live fish were released back to the water, the harvesting materials were delivered to seven trustees to be passed on to the public.

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