Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 4     (Pages: 361 - 367)

Perceptions of Aquaculture Sector Stakeholders Regarding Climate Change

İsa ŞEN 1 ,Ferit RAD 1 ,Tevfik AYTEMİZ 2

1 Mersin Üniversitesi, Su Ürünleri Fakültesi, Yetiştiricilik Bölümü, Yenişehir Kampüsü, Mersin
2 Mersin Üniversitesi, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İşletme Bölümü, Çiftlik Köy Kampüsü, Mersin
DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v17i31121.329790 Viewed : 873 - Downloaded : 364 Aquaculture sector is a significant food producing sector contributing to food security, economic growth and employment. Climate change-aquaculture interaction is inevitable and attempts to develop necessary adaptation and mitigation policy and strategies are crucial for future of the sector. Assessing the perception of stakeholders regarding climate change and its possible impacts on aquaculture at sectoral followed by awareness building are fundamental issues which need to be addressed before formulating appropriate adaptation and mitigation policies and tools. This preliminary survey was conducted to assess the general perception of Turkish stakeholders towards climate change and its envisaged interactions with aquaculture at sectoral level. Results reveal that in general stakeholders are aware of climate change and its potential impacts on aquaculture but do not perceive it as a major priority or challenge for the sector. Keywords : Climate change, Aquaculture, Awareness