Ghost net means the hunting tools which are intentionally or accidentally left at the seabed. It has severe pressure on the marine ecosystems not less than overfishing. Several scientific studies have indicated that the hunting tools left at the seabed don’t decompose and continue passively hunting. This can last around 2 to 8 years depending…more.
Akdeniz Koruma Derneği Sürdürülebilir Balıkçılık Projeleri Gökova Körfezi Akdeniz Koruma Derneği, MedPAN desteğinde Gökova Körfezinde sürdürülebilir balıkçılık çalışmalarına destek vermek amacıyla yeni bir proje başlatmıştır. Son yıllarda Akdeniz’de sayıları hızla artan istilacı türler, geldikleri yeni ekosisteme hızla adapte olup yerli türler üzerinde baskı kurmaya başlamışlardır. Balon balığı, Lagocephalus sceleratus, Doğu Akdeniz’de son yıllarda zararı hızla…more.
Living organisms that cross the natural barriers with the help of people and enter into different ecosystems are called “invasive species” and cause changes in both land and marine ecosystems in new environments they reach. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, not only the world’s maritime trade but also the very different…more.
We started a project in 2010 about conservation of Anatolian orchids where the species are heavily collected for culinary use in Turkey. The project aimed application of sustainable harvest method, establishing “Orchid Conservation Areas”(OCA) in biologically diverse areas as sanctuaries for the species under serious human threats and public awareness about salep harvesting. Concentrated mainly…more.
Effects of gender inequality are evident in fisheries as well. The fact that it’s considered a male profession in Turkey prevents the number and socio-economic problems of women fishing at sea and inland waters from being recognized. Gender inequality in economic life is a crucial factor causing not only the women but also the rest…more.