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When a marine conservationist and photographer, Zafer Kizilkaya, found that the ocean near his hometown had become a dead zone with the fishery completely collapsed, he devoted his life to bringing Turkey’s coastal areas back to life. The effort pit him against the powerful local fishing industry. It took a while, but his efforts have paid off, to the point that the work of his team at the Mediterranean Conservation Society is considered a model for maritime rehabilitation. The turquoise waters of Gokova Bay now have six protected areas, covering 28.8 square kilometers, where all fishing is prohibited.