Fishermen around Turkey took to the seas early yesterday following the Sept. 1st, 2013 ending of a seasonal fishing ban.
A fishing ban on large boats was in effect in Turkey and large industrial fishing vessels and trawlers were legally prohibited from traversing the country’s seas between April 15 and Sept. 1, 2013.
Around 110 million tons of fishery products are produced annually in the world, and 25 million tons of this come from fish-breeding farms. Some 200,000 tons of Turkey’s 700,000 tons of fish produced come from farms.
While Turkey exported around $1.4 billion of fish and fish products in 2011, this number increased to $1.66 billion in 2012.