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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2019, Vol 19, Num, 8     (Pages: 669-680)

Economic Perspective of Fishery Activities Sea of Marmara in Turkey

Günay Güngör 1 ,Mustafa Zengin 2 ,Serpil Yilmaz 3 ,İbrahim Yilmaz 4

1 NKU, Agricultural Faculty, Department of Agricultural Economics, Tekirdağ, Turkey
2 Central Fisheries Research Institute. Trabzon, Turkey
3 Akdeniz University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Basic Aquatic Science, Antalya, Turkey
4 Akdeniz University, Agricultural Faculty, Department of Agricultural Economics, Antalya, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v19_8_05 Viewed : 3774 - Downloaded : 3165 In the study, it is aimed to determine the fisheries related assets, financial conditions and annual incomes and expenses of the fishermen in Marmara Sea; to analyze the profitability and productivity comparatively; and to discuss the measures to be taken for the improvement of their activities. The data from 231 fishermen attained through questionnaires are utilized in the analyses. As a result, it is determined that the value and variety of the assets of fishermen increase with the vessel length. On the other hand, it is also determined that fishermen are under significant debt burden. In small vessel groups catching high priced species strategy is applied while in big vessels catching vast amount of target group species strategy is preferred. Estimated annual net profits, net fishery income, labor and capital productivity levels indicate that generally fishermen have achieved satisfactory outcomes. Keywords : Fisheries, Financial structure, Profitability in fisheries, productivity, Sea of Marmara