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Sustainable fishing and consumption of pearl mullet - 2nd phase (Turkey)


Titre : Sustainable fishing and consumption of pearl mullet - 2nd phase (Turkey)

Pays : Turquie

Numéro projet : TUR-05-07

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 12/2005 — 5/2007

Bénéficiaire : Association of Nature Observers

Lake Van, with its salty and carbonated waters and unique biodiversity, is one of the most interesting ecosystems in the world. Its highly carbonated water (pH 9.8) makes the environment unsuitable to live for animals of higher order, therefore no fresh water or marine fish species with the exception of Pearl Mullet (Chalcalburnus tarichi), is able to survive in the lake. The pearl mullet is a member of the cyprinidae family, leaves the lake for reproducing in rivers in the spring. Hunting of the fish is usually done during the reproduction migration in May and June. Continuous efforts in the area towards conservation of the species have succeeded in decreasing the number of reproduction period fishermen, however there are still some that keeps on harvesting the fish. Part of the reason for this persistence is insufficient income levels and the local habit to consume salted fish with eggs. In the previous phase of the project, some income generating activities were developed and attempts were made to change the eating habits to healthier alternatives.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 24,925.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 17,880.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 34,480.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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