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This Happened — July 15: Gianni Versace Assassination

Fashion designer Gianni Versace and founder of the renowned fashion brand Versace was shot and killed outside his mansion in Miami Beach Florida on this day in 1997.

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Who was responsible for Versace's assassination?

Andrew Cunanan, a 27-year-old American serial killer, was responsible for the assassination of Gianni Versace. Cunanan had been on a killing spree leading up to the Versace murder and was known to have targeted wealthy and prominent individuals.

What were the motives behind Versace's assassination?

The exact motive behind Gianni Versace's assassination remains unclear. Andrew Cunanan's motives for targeting Versace are thought to be a combination of personal obsessions, jealousy, and a desire for fame. Some theories suggest that Cunanan was infatuated with Versace and felt rejected, while others propose that there may have been underlying psychological factors driving his violent actions.

How did the investigation into Versace's assassination unfold?

Following the assassination, an extensive manhunt was launched to locate Andrew Cunanan. The investigation involved multiple law enforcement agencies and garnered significant media attention. Cunanan was later found dead in a houseboat in Miami Beach, having committed suicide before he could be apprehended.

What impact did Versace's assassination have on the fashion industry?

Versace was a highly influential and beloved figure in the fashion world, known for his bold designs and glamorous style. His untimely death created a void in the fashion industry and marked the end of an era for the Versace brand. However, his sister, Donatella Versace, took over as creative director and successfully continued the brand's legacy.

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The Unsustainable Future Of Fish Farming — On Vivid Display In Turkish Waters

Currently, 60% of Turkey's fish currently comes from cultivation, also known as fish farming, compared to just 10% two decades ago. The short-sightedness of this shift risks eliminating fishing output from both the farms and the open seas along Turkey's 5,200 miles of coastline.

Photograph of two fishermen throwing a net into the Tigris river in Turkey.

Traditional fishermen on the Tigris river, Turkey.

Dûrzan Cîrano/Wikimeidia
İrfan Donat

ISTANBUL — Turkey's annual fish production includes 515,000 tons from cultivation and 335,000 tons came from fishing in open waters. In other words, 60% of Turkey's fish currently comes from cultivation, also known as fish farming.

It's a radical shift from just 20 years ago when some 600,000 tons, or 90% of the total output, came from fishing. Now, researchers are warning the current system dominated by fish farming is ultimately unsustainable in the country with 8,333 kilometers (5,177 miles) long.

Professor Mustafa Sarı from the Maritime Studies Faculty of Bandırma 17 Eylül University believes urgent action is needed: “Why were we getting 600,000 tons of fish from the seas in the 2000’s and only 300,000 now? Where did the other 300,000 tons of fish go?”

Professor Sarı is challenging the argument from certain sectors of the industry that cultivation is the more sustainable approach. “Now we are feeding the fish that we cultivate at the farms with the fish that we catch from nature," he explained. "The fish types that we cultivate at the farms are sea bass, sea bram, trout and salmon, which are fed with artificial feed produced at fish-feed factories. All of these fish-feeds must have a significant amount of fish flour and fish oil in them.”

That fish flour and fish oil inevitably must come from the sea. "We have to get them from natural sources. We need to catch 5.7 kilogram of fish from the seas in order to cultivate a sea bream of 1 kg," Sarı said. "Therefore, we are feeding the fish to the fish. We cannot cultivate fish at the farms if the fish in nature becomes extinct. The natural fish need to be protected. The consequences would be severe if the current policy is continued.”

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