The state of Turkish fishing sector over the last two decades


5th İnternational Scientific Conference "İnternational Dialogues", Telavi, Georgia, 25 - 27 October 2019, pp.134-141

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Telavi
  • Country: Georgia
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-141
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Fishing industry in Turkey is highly dependent on the Black Sea, where the vast majority of the catch is obtained. The total fish production of Turkey was 582376 tonnes, in 2007 year, of which 503345 tonnes being capture and the remaining 79031 tonnes being aquaculture production. In the year of 2017 total fish production was 630820 tonnes, of which 354318 tonnes being capture and the remaining 276502 tonnes being aquaculture product. While the share of capture production among the total was 86% in 2007, it then dramatically decreased to 56% in 2017. Within these years there has been a sharp decrease in capture fish production and a considerable increase in aquaculture production. This paper is therefore aims to focus on the reasons and possible changes that might be responsible for his state.