Forestry and Fishing
The main forests of the "TRNC" were in the areas of
Bellapais, Buffavento, Kantara, and Kartal--all located
Kyrenia (Girne) Range. Forests located on the northern
the Kyrenia Range were a mixture of pine and Mediterranean
Forests on the southern slopes of the Kyrenia Range and in
Karpas Peninsula were mostly olive brush and tamarisk.
golden oak (both endemic to Cyprus), plane, and alder were
found in the "TRNC," as were species of eucalyptus and
Muslim religious foundation Evkaf had some forest
most forests were state owned and managed by the
Forestry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural
One of the department's aims was reforestation of the
of Pentadaktylos Mountain (Besparmak Mountain) in the
and other forest areas burned during fighting in 1974,
forty-eight square kilometers of "TRNC" territory.
provided some employment but was of almost no significance
economy as a whole, accounting for only 0.1 percent of GDP
The fishing industry met about 60 percent of domestic
and was a significant source of employment in Boghaz
(Bogaz) on the
southern coast of the Karpas Peninsula and Kyrenia.
fishing was done by trawlers. Most Turkish Cypriot
however, used small boats with fishing nets. Foreign
not permitted to fish within the six-mile territorial
limit of the
"TRNC." In the late l980s, fishing accounted for only
percent of GDP.
Data as of January 1991