Recreational Fishing on the Coastal Hot Spots of Izmir Inner Bay (Aegean Sea, Turkey) : Socio-economics and Management Implications

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Ulaş , A , Tunca , S & Aydin , İ 2019 , ' Recreational Fishing on the Coastal Hot Spots of Izmir Inner Bay (Aegean Sea, Turkey) : Socio-economics and Management Implications ' , Acta Adriatica , vol. 60 , no. 2 , pp. 157-180 . https://doi.org/10.32582/aa.60.2.5

Title: Recreational Fishing on the Coastal Hot Spots of Izmir Inner Bay (Aegean Sea, Turkey) : Socio-economics and Management Implications
Author: Ulaş, Ali; Tunca, Sezgin; Aydin, İlker
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Date: 2019-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 24
Belongs to series: Acta Adriatica
ISSN: 0001-5113
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/325658
Abstract: In this study, we analyzed social and economic dimensions of shore-based recreational fishing (RF) along Izmir Inner Bay in the Metropolitan Province Izmir of Turkey. 634 shore-based recreational fishers were interviewed via on-site face-to-face interviews during the fishing activity from January to December in 2016. Market value approach was utilized to calculate net economic values and expenses of recreational fishers along in eight coastal districts, Goztepe, Karatas, Konak, Pasaport, Alsancak, Bayrakli, Karsiyaka and Bostanli along the coast of the inner bay. The annual fishing efforts demonstrated significant differences among districts. For example; Bostanli fishers that have higher education levels with higher income spent higher time for RF but, finally, this attitude of Bostanli fishers resulted in low CPUE levels. Considering the RF experience of Bostanli fishers, they are either not likely or able to target or catch bigger or more fish. In contrast, Goztepe fishers seems much professional compared to fishers by having the highest amount of catch in shortest time compared to rest of the districts. The highest mean CPUE was observed for Goztepe, Karatas and Konak fishers even so, these CPUE amounts were much under the ones determined in previous studies in Turkey. Considering the catch composition of fishers, S. auratus was the most common catch for all fishers. Secondly, D. labrax and Mugilid species constituted the majority. High fishing related expenditures were observed in all districts, then harvesting values reached quite high levels considering the previous studies. To conclude, RF in Izmir Inner Bay of Turkey is great social and economic activity by generating increase in RF related expenditures, jobs and indirect economic activity in services sector. The results of this study provide an update information of the recreational fishers' profile to help regulate recreational fishery.
Subject: Recreational fishing
shore-based
socioeconomics
Izmir Inner Bay
Turkey
FISHERIES
CONSERVATION
RESOURCES
HARVEST
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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