aquaculture in Giresun Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the 2020-2021 hunting season is. Along with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, Head of Communication Fahrettin Presidency with Altun SözcüSü İbrahim Kalın, fishermen and citizens attended.
President Erdoğan spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the Fisheries Hunting Season 2020-2021 at Giresun Port.
Reminding that in order to reduce costs, fishermen have been given fuel with low SCT since 2004, Erdogan said, "With this practice, we have provided a total of 2 billion lira to our fishermen, and over 7 billion lira to express with current figures." said.
Erdogan pointed out that 18 billion lira of subsidized credit support has been provided to the aquaculture sector in the last 2,7 years and reminded that approximately 12 thousand coastal fishermen with a ship of less than 10 meters were included in the scope of support in 2017.
Referring to the fact that they have paid 28 million lira to the coastal fishermen so far, 43 million lira at a current value, Erdogan said that the amount of support given to the aquaculture sector during their rule reached 13 billion lira.
"We export fishery products to 100 countries"
Drawing attention to the increase in fishery products export figures from year to year, President Erdoğan said, “We are exporting fishery products to 100 countries, two thirds of which are European Union countries. Thank God, we achieved the $ 2023 billion export target we set for 1 4 years earlier than planned. Our new target is 2 billion dollars. I believe we will surpass this figure with the help of Allah and your efforts. " found the assessment.
"We seized more than 100 ships that were poaching"
Reminding that they implemented the Fisheries Law amendment, which he announced at the opening of last year's season, as of January 1, 2020, “We already see the positive effects of the law change on our fisheries as an increase in production. We have seized over 100 ships that have been poaching since the law came into effect. " used the expressions.
Noting that due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, the expired license permits do not suffer the fishermen by extending the visa or renewal period, Erdogan said, “In the same context, we are delaying the lease debts of fishing shelters and areas where fishing rights are leased in inland waters. From now on, as the Presidency, we will continue to do our part with our ministers and all relevant institutions. " he spoke.
Stating that he wanted to remind the fishermen about a few issues he attaches great importance to, Erdoğan continued as follows:
“As human beings, we are not the owner of this world, but its depositors. Our seas, lakes, forests, and everything on the earth are relics given to us to be used throughout our life. While earning our sustenance, we will not only seek to save the day, but also to leave a better and more prosperous country for tomorrow. As we throw our nets into the sea, we will never forget that our children and future generations have a right in that sea. Illegal and unconscious hunting is to usurp the rights of future generations.
Especially illegal trawling is one of the biggest mistakes that destroys our seas and destroys living life. I believe that the responsibility to protect our seas and the creatures in it is the duty of our fishermen who earn their sustenance from the sea before anyone else. No law, no detective measure can be as effective as the auto-control system you will establish between you and your conscience. I ask you not to consent to those who destroyed our seas by hunting illegally and illegally. "