Turkish government offers a bounty to contain pesky pufferfish


The poisonous pufferfish is no good to eat or sell. Even the seagulls don’t eat them. Photos: dpa

The silver-cheeked toadfish, a type of pufferfish, might only have four teeth, but it is terrorising 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.

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