The Effect of Climate Change on the Fishing Ports in the Eastern Black Sea

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Seyhan K., Özşeker K., Durrani U. K. , Atasaral Ş.

3rd International Environmental Chemistry (EnviroChem) Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 November 2021, pp.55

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.55
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The total landing of the Turkish marine fishes is about as reported 375 thousand tonnes in 2019, of which 70% is anchovy. The Turkish Black Sea fisheries are highly dependent on these small pelagic fish stocks.  Understanding the biology and behavior of this species as well as the factors affecting the marine environment and hence the management of living resources are crucial for sustainable fisheries. This is also essential to boost the economic income without interrupting the blue growth. The Eastern Black Sea fish landing ports get around 50% of the total land, and most of this (~40%) is landed only at three, Yoroz (Trabzon), Fındıklı (Rize), and Hopa (Artvin). However, due to an increase in the rainfall during the last two decades, notably during the last couple of years, loading the ports have increased, and that needs to be re-formulated for the fishing, and necessary measures should be taken if needed, and hence blue growth in the fishing community is not to be interrupted. Therefore, the core action here is to collect and study the relevant hydrological and meteorological observations data, topographic and bathymetric maps, and other materials to process and classify the obtained data on geomorphological changes and Port Modelling.