Fines for those who do not comply with the Ban on Small Size Bonito Hunting

Fines for Violating the Ban on Hunting Small Acorns
Fines for those who do not comply with the Ban on Small Size Bonito Hunting

As a result of the inspections carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to prevent small size hunting of acorns, administrative fines were imposed on 14 people and workplaces who did not comply with the prohibitions. The Ministry has sent instructions to the provincial directorates of agriculture and forestry in Istanbul and the Black Sea Region to prevent bonitos under 1 centimeters in length before the fishing season, which will start on September 25.

Acting upon complaints that the hunting ban was violated, the Ministry tightened its controls.

Inspections have been increased to prevent acorns, which are seen as 10-15 cm in summer, from being hunted in small sizes during the prohibition period. As a result of these inspections, administrative fines were imposed on 14 people and workplaces who did not comply with the prohibitions, and 173 kilograms of acorns were confiscated.

Legislation Regarding the Ban on Hunting at Sea

According to the legislation, bonito and toric fishing is prohibited by all means of production, including net fish, between April 1 and August 31. However, in the period of 15-31 August, bonito fishing by small-scale fishermen using traditional fishing rods and anchors is allowed.

In free times and methods, the hunting of acorns under 25 centimeters is prohibited.

Acorns, which enter the Black Sea to feed and lay eggs in the spring, grow rapidly in the waters of the Black Sea basin with high nutritional value and rich in planktonic organisms, reaching a height of 1,5-2 cm in a short period of 10-15 months. He migrates to Marmara.

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