Lack of information is the main problem for fisheries

01 Nov 2013

Striking results came out of the survey conducted within the the “Responsible Fishing Project”. The majority of the survey participants were found that they are in a lack of information.



New Horizons- The survey was held by the Underwater Research Society (SAD) - the implementer of the “Responsible Fishing Project” under the support of “the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project and GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) – COMDEKS.

Conducted to local stakeholders and participants

The survey was conducted in Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) and 22 questions were asked.

The answers showed that even though the participants are aware of no-fishing zones, there is a lack of information in basic subjects about responsible fishing implementations.

Awareness is high about no-fishing zones

The answers of the participants showed that the consciousness level is relatively high about no-fishing zones.

But the concerning side came out on basic fishery issues.

It is seen that there is a lack of information about the regulations such as preventing illegal fishing and following the rules of hunting season.

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