State of the fisheries along the Turkish Mediterranean coast

Gücü, Ali Cemal
Bingel, F.
Historical fisheries data on Turkish Mediterranean Waters for the past 50 yr are reviewed. Characteristics of the fishing ground, fishing fleet, and fish stocks are described and from the relationship bvetween fishing power of the fishing fleet, and total amount of fish landed, maximum sustainable yield (MSY) has been estimated. On the basis of trawlable fish data, it is found that maximum yield (only for trawl fishery) to be obtained from the Turkish Mediterranean Waters should not exceed 7700 tons, and the fishing power in terms of total HP must be about 20 000 HP to obtained the MSY value provided by the analysis. Regarding the ongoing fishery regulations, suggestions are given for better management tactics which could improve the present day situation.
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A. C. Gücü and F. Bingel, “State of the fisheries along the Turkish Mediterranean coast,” pp. 251–258, 1994, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: