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Fishing Size and Catch Limits in Тurkey

Fishing regulations and size restrictions for saltwater fishing in Turkey.

Surrounded by water on three sides, total coastline of Turkey is nearly 7,200 km (4,474 miles). Aegean Sea in the west, Mediterranean Sea in south, Black Sea in north and the Sea of Marmara in north west, as a combination of different salt levels, streams, and climate changes makes the waters of Turkey very rich and creates amazingly unique marine life.

If you are going to fish in Turkey, you will catch lots of different beautiful and interesting species. But you have to remember the rules and regulations, especially the size and catch limits

Albacore (Uzun kanat orkinos) - 60cm, only 1

Amberjack (Akya) - 30cm, up to 3

Atlantic Bonito, Bonito (Palamut) - 25cm, 5kg

Bluefish (Lüfer) - 20cm, 5kg


Chub mackerel - Pacific mackerel (kolyos) - 18cm. 5kg
Common Pandora (mercan) - 15, 5kg
Dentex (Sinarit) - 35cm, 5kg
Dusky Grouper - Mediterranean Grouper (Orfoz) - 45cm, up to 3
Flounder (Pisi) - 20cm, 5kg
Gilt-head bream (Çipura) - 20cm, 5kg
Jack mackerels - saurels (İstavrit) - 12cm, 5kg
Fishing regulations and size restrictions in Turkey

Mullet (Kefal) - 20cm, 5kg
Red Mullet (Barbunya) - 13cm. 5kg
Seabass (Levrek) - 25cm, 5kg
Swordfish (Kılıç) - 125cm, only 1
Striped red mullet (Tekir) - 11cm, 5kg
Mackerel - Atlantic Mackerel (Uskumru) - 20cm, 5kg
Little Tunny (Yazılı orkinos) - 45cm, up to 2
Octopus (Ahtapot) - 1kg, 3
Tuna - Bluefin Tuna - Yellowtail Tuna (Orkinos) - 90cm, only 1
Turbot (Kalkan) - 45cm, 2
Two-banded seabream (Karagöz) - 18cm, 5kg
White Gruper (Beyaz Lagos) - 45cm, up to 3
White seabream - Sargo (Sargoz) - 21cm, 5kg
Note: Those up to 5kg means only one fish or mixed of any.

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