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The price of anchovies triples from the sea to the counter

The anchovy hunt continues and resumed with additional measures after a month’s rest in the Black Sea. In the case of anchovies, which are caught in the difficult fishermen’s marathon, which begins at night and continues at sea for days, they take their place at the looms. Anchovies are sold on the looms at prices up to 3 times more, depending on the distance from the region where it is fished to the provinces where it is transported.

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture determined that the anchovy fish caught in much of the Black Sea are less than 9 centimeters and their meat yield is low, and the prohibited anchovy hunt was reintroduced after a month. . with additional measures. The fishermen laid their nets in the fertile waters of the Black Sea in search of anchovies, saying ‘vira bismillah’.
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Fishermen in the Black Sea work hard for hunting. Fishermen sailing out to sea in boats around sunset follow the flocks from radar at night. Fishermen, who act with the appearance of flocks of anchovies on the radar, silently cast their nets into the sea.
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The fishermen who take the herd to the net, collect the nets in 1 hour and drag them to the boat. After the energy-intensive process, the fishermen, who perform a few more tests during the night, return to shore in the morning with the anchovy case.
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Anchovies are caught under the supervision of officials in the Black Sea and brought ashore from designated points on the coast. With the end of the ban, anchovies, which were hunted, took their place in the fishing posts. Anchovy takes its place in the stalls at prices up to 3 times the distance from the region where it is fished to the provinces where it is transported.
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Anchovy, which can be hunted on a limited basis due to the storm in the Black Sea, is sold for TL 20 in Rize, TL 25 in Trabzon, TL 30 in Samsun and TL 40 to 50 in Istanbul.
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The captain of the ship ‘Pala Mustafa’, Mustafa Kuru, stated that the cost of the anchovy sold for 15 TL is 5 TL, and said: “We spend more than 1 ton of diesel per day, we employ 25-30 people, This ship costs me 500 thousand lire a month. “I have to get this cost out of the sea. If I can’t get it out, I can’t navigate in the second month. We will deduct this cost of 500 thousand lire from the anchovies that cost us 5-10 lire “.
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Fish wholesaler Adem Duman also said: “The fish is caught, shipped to us, and sold. We get our 10 percent commission. The price determines the abundance or scarcity of fish. Sometimes we do auctions to determine the price of fish. . is low, we look for a certain price and we sell it. “
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Fish wholesaler Sami Öz, on the other hand, “The wrapped fish is shipped all over the country. After the wholesalers sell the fish, they go to the stalls for retail sale. The seller comes to the wholesaler, chooses the fish that he wants to sell on his counter. He puts it on his counter. We sell the fish caught by the boat. We charge a ten percent commission. If it’s 50 lira, we take 5 lira and give 45 lira to the ship, “he said.
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Cemal Yavuzer, who sells fish over the counter, said: “Fish prices are determined by scarcity or abundance, when it is high, the prices are cheap and when it is low, it is expensive. Because it is through brokers, the The fish does not come first hand. This is reflected in the prices. “Anchovies in lira can be from 7.5 to 10 lira at the counter. The price of fish increases according to the distance until it leaves the sea and comes to the counter. Store costs and labor costs drive up the price, ”he said.
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Fish vendor Terim Köroğlu stated: “Prices are high due to the demand for fish in the country. The ship catches the fish, gives it to the broker, the broker’s shipping cost, our rent, and the salaries of the employees. they add to the prices. Fish is cheap when there is a lot and expensive when there is less. “Used.
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