The State Of European Hake (Merluccius Merluccius Linnaeus, 1758) In The Aegean Sea, Turkey


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Uzer U.

7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 23 - 27 June 2021, pp.13

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.13

Abstract

Fish species are the important food sources since being one of the important protein for the humankind. There is considerable fishery potential in Turkey. Anchovy, sardine, horse mackerel and tuna species are the important catches for the pelagic zone while cod, whiting, halibut and european hake are important species for the demersal zone in the world fisheries as a high catch amount in the world. Demersal fish species have a high value in the world, however the catch ratios of the demersal fish species are low according to the pelagic fish species. The Aegean Sea has a unique value in the Mediterranean having precious status, hydrographic, ecologic and geomorphologic structure. The Black Sea waters which flowing to the north Aegean Sea by the Turkish strait system, makes there productive region. By this reason the fishing activities and commercial species are important in the north Aegean Sea. The European hake fishery has a significant value in the region as well. The catch amounts for the last decade are 1256 tons in 2010, 921.1 tons in 2011, 892 tons in 2012 and 676 tons in 2013, 642 tons in 2014, 706 tons in 2015, 783.8 tons in 2016, 1011.3 in 2017, 1019.3 in 2018, 1269.6 tons in Turkey and 1142.9 tons in Aegean Sea in 2019. In this study European hake fishery in the Aegean Sea summarized, the catch amounts compared with the other countries and advices offered with the management strategies.