“Not knowing” will no longer be an excuse for illegal fishers

01 Nov 2013

Signboards and plates were placed in Gökova Special Environmental Protection Area at 16 different spots with the aim of informing the public about no-fishing zones, which will eliminate the excuse of “We did not know”.


New Horizons- Signboards and plates were placed at several spots in Gökova Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) by the Mediterranean Conservation Society (AKD), under the context of “the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project.

16 spots in 6 areas

Signboards and informative boards were placed at 16 spots with the aim of increasing the visibility of the no-fishing zones and to explain their borders better.

This effort is expected to eliminate the excuse of “We did not know” used by the illegal fishers.

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