Gökçeada Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Project

Ünal V.(Executive), Gönülal O., Tıraşın E. M., Tosunoğlu Z., Ayaz A., Topaloğlu B., et al.

EU Supported Other Project, 2018 - 2021

  • Project Type: EU Supported Other Project
  • Begin Date: March 2018
  • End Date: October 2021

Project Abstract

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (hereinafter referred to as “FAO”) and  the General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture, (hereinafter referred to as the “Service Provider”) (together hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”) have agreed that the Service Provider will provide certain services defined in detail in the attached Annex (the “Services”) which forms an integral part of this Letter of Agreement (hereinafter the “Agreement”) in support of the implementation of a pilot case study on the ecosystem approach to fisheries in Gökçeada, Turkey. The aim of this project is to develop a fisheries management plan to Gökçeada fisheries (Turkey) to facilitate the transition towards an ecosystem approach to fisheries. In the first phase of the project, information will be compiled about Gökçeada fisheries, describing the current status and trends in fishing capacity, catch composition, catch amount, fishing grounds, catch value, socio-economic status of fishers, management and organization-related characteristics. In the second stage, the project will discuss and develop the baseline report with the contribution of the stakeholders as well as to prepare a draft fisheries management plan with a series of stakeholder consultation meetings.