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Milas Fish Farms Pollute Sea as they Leave


MILAS, TURKEY - Fish farms are moving away from Gllk Bay, but they are leaving behind pollution.

A local governor said the farms had an obligation to leave their locations and that those that do not will be fined, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

According to the news organisation, the farms are viewed as the main source of environmental pollution in the Aegean bays.

Environmentalists and local politicians struggled for years to get fish farms in the Gllk Gulf on the southern Aegean coast of Turkey to relocate offshore, citing the coastal pollution they cause. As the fish farms are moving offshore, the pollution they created during production is replaced with the pollution caused by the equipment they leave behind.