Twenty-thousand Turkish vessels will set sail on Monday as the country’s fishing season starts in earnest.

Almost 20,000 registered fish boats will cast off on Monday. The Turkish phrase for this event is “Vira Bismillah” – literally ‘raising the anchor in the name of God’.  Another veteran, Mehmet Reis – “Captain Mehmet” – an experienced sailor with a deeply-lined face who has spent more than a third of his life fishing, claims Turkish people do not have enough appreciation for fish. “This is medicine, do not call this ‘fish’,”  Read the rest here  10:28

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