Antalya Metropolitan Municipality is organizing a Balloon Fish Catching Contest at Konyaaltı Beach Olbia Square to raise awareness about the puffer fish, which is among the invasive species in the Mediterranean.
Antalya Metropolitan Municipality is organizing a Balloon Fish Catching Competition to raise awareness about the invasive species of puffer fish in the seas, whose presence in the Mediterranean has increased in recent years. In order to participate in the competition, which will be held between 26:09.00 and 12.00:XNUMX on Sunday, December XNUMX, online registration is required at the website antalya.bel.tr/OnlineBasvuru/balloon-fish-catching-competition.
BOAT AND FROM THE COAST
Competitors will try to catch blowfish both on the boat and on the shore. The winners of the competition will be given a medal and a meal for 2 people at Ekdağ fish restaurant.
THE POISON is deadly
Due to the absence of any hunting pressure and uncontrolled proliferation, the pufferfish, which causes great damage to local populations, fishermen's fishing gear, that is to both the ecosystem and fisheries, spread widely from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Adriatic coasts. Balloon fish, which contains a marine toxin called Tetradotoxin (TTX), can be deadly because it has no antidote.