Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 4     (Pages: 335-348)

Amateur Fisheries in The Coast of Izmir

Burcu Taylan 1 ,Hülya Sayğı 2 ,Bahar Bayhan 1 , Murat Kaya 1

1 Ege Üniversitesi, Su Ürünleri Fakültesi, Temel Bilimler Bölümü, 35100, Bornova-İzmir
2 Ege Üniversitesi, Su Ürünleri Fakültesi, Yetiştiricilik Bölümü, 35100, Bornova-İzmir
DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v17i31121.318341 Viewed : 136 - Downloaded : 57 This study was carried out to determine the current status of amateur fishery in the coastline of İzmir (Çiğli, Karşıyaka, Konak, Göztepe, İnciraltı, Narlıdere, Güzelbahçe, and Urla). In the research field during the period of April 2015 - October 2015, 105 individuals who were engaged in amateur fishing were randomly selected and the original data were obtained from individuals participating in the questionnaire which included forty questions on a volunteer basis. In the determination process of the sample size; because of the absence of any record of amateur fishing rate in the population in our country, 4.8% of the value set for Europe was used according to geographical proximity. As a result of the questionnaire survey conducted with amateur anglers, the distribution of variables about whether or not they had information about fishery regulations was determined by chi-square test and the probability of error α = 0.05 was selected. Survey results were evaluated by using SPSS and EXCEL programs. As a result, when comparing those with and without knowledge about legislative regulations, it was observed that the age group variable (χ2: 14,305; p: 0,008), occupational groups (χ2: 13,074; p: 0,004) and being a homeowner variable (χ2: 5,810; P: 0.016) were statistically different, while other variables were not. In case of comparing those with and without knowledge about legislative regulations, among fish consumption (kg / week) variable (χ2:9.149; p:0,000), years amateur fishing has been done variable (χ2:17,805; p:0,000), having a handline fishing document variable (χ2:18,595; p:0,000), hours spent on hunting variable (χ2:12,931; p:0,012), whether or not having knowledge of dangerous fish species variable (χ2:16,097; p:0,000), and those who have knowledge of legislative regulations and those who have not (χ2:11,728; p:0,001) statistically significant difference was observed; however, there was no statistically significant difference observed in other variables. Keywords : Amateur fisheries, Target species, Izmir