Lionfish Comic Book Character Aylin Ulman of Turkey

Aylin Ulman 

Fethiye, Turkey

Aylin has been in the Lionfish Community and hunting lionfish since 2019! She continues to save the reefs in her area from invasive lionfish, as well as invasive pufferfish!

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About Aylin Ulman

A Canadian-Turkish Fisheries scientist specializing in marine conservation. Currently working on market based control to try to reduce marine invasive species abundances in the Mediterranean Sea. We are finally planning some scuba diving based lionfish derbies in Turkey which we are very excited about, with our incredible team of advisors from lionfish University.

What do you like about lionfish hunting?

It makes diving fun again especially in the very overfished Mediterranean Sea. It is very active hands-on conservation with a very inspirational focus. The best part is I can make jewelry from the fins after and have a delicious healthy meal.

What do you like about the lionfish community?

We have the best community! We even created Lionfish Universe to represent the geographical growth of the team. The Lionfish university team and its members are the nicest, funniest, dedicated group. I love them to bits and am sooo happy to have met them and look forward to more conservation collaborations.

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