Turkey: Cage Systems to Prevent Conflicts between Aquaculture and Tourism

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Marine fish farms mostly localized in the seas of around İzmir, Muğla and Aydın provinces created serious conflicts between public, tourism stakeholders and fish farmers due to environmental or visual pollutions created by aquaculture. To solve the conflicts between stakeholders, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey initiated new regulations on environmentally sustainable aquaculture in 2007 that have been implemented by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey. Due to the measures taken, the present impact of marine aquaculture in terms of coast and water pollution has been minimized. Read more…