Addressıng of Invasıve Alıen Specıes Threats ın Terrestrıal Areas and Inland Waters ın Turkey

Training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio)

In the scope of “Addressing of Invasive Alien Species Threats in Terrestrial Areas and Inland Waters Project in Turkey” funded under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) between Republic of Turkey and European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the first of the trainings planned to be held in the pilot areas regarding the six target species determined, training on Invasive Alien Species Control and Management with Special Focus on Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) was held between 6 – 7 July 2021 in Afyonkarahisar.

More than 90 participants from different regional directorates of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Government-based research institutes, NGOs, universities, public institutions of local municipalities/provinces for target areas, fishers, angling clubs, fishing cooperatives, local farmers, landowners and project experts participated to the training.

Prof. Dr. Ali Serhan Tarkan , Deputy Team Leader and Head of Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University,

Prof. Dr. Özgür Emiroğlu, TERIAS Project Carassius gibelio (Silver Gibel Carp) Species Expert, Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Prof. Dr. Pınar Öztopçu Vatan, eDNA Analysis Methodology Expert, Faculty of Molecular Biology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University acted as trainers.

In the training, information was shared about invasive alien species in general, their prevention, monitoring, control and management, and especially the control and management of Silver Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio). In addition, site visits were made to the Afyonkarahisar, Gebeciler-Seyitler dam lake pilot area, where group discussion and case studies, and some problematic scenarios were studied.

End Beneficiary:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks
Consultant: Hulla & Co Human Dynamics GmbH & Co KG, Çınar Engineering Consulting Inc., Finish Environment Institute Consortium

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