TURMEPA – World Fish Migration Day in Turkey
Turmepa, Serap Mutlu DURAK
We aimed to raise public awereness about the environmental pollution which threatens lifecycle of migratory fishes. Our events advocated healthy ecosystem for fishes.
TURMEPA Volunteers organized 4 coastal cleanup events at sea, lake and stream sides on 5th of May and 7th of May.
TURMEPA Coastal Cleanups in TURKEY:
|Date||City||Area||Fish Species||Volunteers Number||Volunteers Profile||Weigh of Wastes|
|7th May||Denizli||Işıklı Lake||Aphanius anatoliae||10||Primary school students||25 kg|
|5th May||İstanbul||Kilyos||Pomatomus saltatrix||60||University and high school students||173 kg|
|5th May||Van||Van Lake||Chalcalburnus tarichi||10||Academicians||165 kg|
|5th May||İzmir||Bulgurca Stream||Chondrostoma holmwoodii||10||University students||67 kg|
All events were organized by our volunteers. All events were supported by local authorities.
All event locations were chosen by students and academicians of the Istanbul University Faculty of Aquatic Sciences.
They were also academic consultant of this project.