A group of amateur fishermen were left bewildered when two piranhas, the omnivorous fish indigenous to South American rivers, appeared in their nets in Yeşilırmak River, in the central province of Amasya, on Tuesday.
The fishermen brought one fish to the provincial Food, Agriculture, and Livestock Directorate to be examined.
Technical staff from the Directorate went to the area where the fishermen had captured the fish, which were confirmed to be piranhas, a species that does not exist naturally in Turkey.
A statement released by the Directorate said that the fish are believed to have been released into the river, and urged locals to be cautious when they come across piranhas and not to release them back into the river if captured.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.