Within the scope of Greenpeace's Akdeniz Forbidden Disposable Plastics de project in the Mediterranean Sea, he examined the stomach and digestive systems of red mullet, horse mackerel, mullet, mullet, tabby and red shrimp species collected from the Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean regions to draw attention to plastic pollution in marine organisms. In addition, the amount of microplastic in mussels stuffed in mussels, mostly produced from the Aegean and Marmara Sea and sold in Adana, Ankara, Bodrum, Istanbul and Izmir, was also examined.
Microplastic was found in 44 percent of the fish examined, 19 percent of red shrimp and 91 percent of stuffed mussels. Most of the microplastics coming from the stomach of the fish consist of disposable plastics.
Microplastics emerging from the mullet stomach examined in Istanbul
OTHER FINDINGS IN THE REPORT ARE:
– Considering all the species examined 64.8 percent of the mullet species, 63 per cent of the mulberry, 34.3 per cent of purr, 32.8 per cent of mulch, 26.7 per cent of mackerel found microplastic.
– This means that 44.3 percent of all fish in general have microplastic. So approximately one in two fish contains microplastic.
– The number of microplastic fish that fall into the mullet is 2.5, mullet 1.1, mırmır 0.6, mulberry and horse mackerel 0.4. Accordingly, the average number of microplastic per fish in 5 different commercial fish species per 1.08