FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.28, no.2, pp.863-866, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
The tourism sector, which is one of the largest sectors in the world, has a close relationship with the environment. When tourism creates negative effects on the environment, it also puts its own existence in danger. If it takes a responsibility that protects the environment and values environmental factors, it will also provide its own continuity. Especially, tourism types such as ecotourism, rural tourism and marine tourism have more interaction with the physical environment. Since antiquity, seas have become an important means of transportation in tourism and a natural attraction for tourism activities. In general, maritime tourism is a kind of tourism that will be attended by those who want to participate in maritime activities. In recent years, sea tourism, sea-sand-sun tourism, yachts, cruise ships, daily tour boats and tourism-oriented water sports began to develop. However, while this development of marine tourism creates positive economic, social and environmental effects, it also causes adverse effects in terms of water pollution. Especially unplanned tourist enterprises in the coastal areas, waste / refuse problems, marine vehicles' effects on the ecosystem lead to serious environmental problems.