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Turkish government offers a bounty to contain pesky pufferfish

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The silver-cheeked toadfish, a type of pufferfish, might only have four teeth, but it is terrorizing Turkey’s fishing industry. The fish have been multiplying in the Mediterranean for the past few years, despite a range of countermeasures. The Turkish government is determined not to lose the battle against the silver-cheeked toadfish – and it has introduced a bounty to keep the species in check. Cengiz Balta is one of the many fishermen who struggle with the fish. Balta has been fishing off the Turkish Mediterranean coast in the Gulf of Antalya for 35 years, just as his father and grandfather …

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