Izmir Metropolitan Municipality donated two boats to Beydağ Fisheries Cooperative within the scope of support for small producers. Speaking at the delivery ceremony in Beydağ, President Tunç Soyer said, “One of the most beautiful plains of the Aegean is under water due to the dam and agriculture is not possible. For this reason, we delivered two boats to our cooperative to revive the fishery in Beydağ. We will continue," he said.
Continuing to increase its support to the small producer, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality donated two boats to Beydağ Fisheries Cooperative. Speaking at the boat delivery ceremony in Beydağ, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said that agricultural lands were lost due to the dam built in 2007 and said, “One of the most beautiful plains of the Aegean has been flooded due to the dam and agriculture is no longer possible. For the local people, this means a serious loss of income. At the request of our Beydağ Mayor Feridun Yılmazlar, we started a study to see if we can revive fisheries in the region. We gave two boats to our fishermen to support our cooperative. We will continue," he said.
President Tunç Soyer toured the dam lake with donated boats. Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, Beydağ Mayor Feridun Yılmazlar, Ödemiş Mayor Mehmet Eriş, Güzelbahçe Mayor Mustafa İnce, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Tugay, Beydağ Fisheries Cooperative members and fishermen attended the delivery ceremony.
“Now farming is done, not fishing”
Beydağ Mayor Feridun Yılmazlar thanked Mayor Soyer and said, “One of the three most beautiful plains in the world is no longer farming, but fishing. Our President, Tunç Soyer, provided boat support for fishermen to catch fish and for nearly 50 of our cooperative partners to support their families. Thank you very much,” he said.