Conservation and Management of Demersal Fishery: Addressing Demersal Fish Species in Turkey
Marine capture fisheries have an important issue in the total fisheries for Turkey with its favourable geographic
position and surrounded by four seas. The depletion of fish stocks from global fisheries has been a long-standing concern.
Incidental catch of non-target (termed by-catch and discard) species also has been drawing great interest in proposed
conservation issue. Effects of fisheries, especially demersal fisheries for economically important fish species, on the
ecosystem have also been monitored for a long time. Due to the nature of commercial fishing operations it needs to be a
reasonable management. In this study, demersal fisheries of Turkey are tried to be evaluated in terms of demersal fish
Keywords: Fisheries management, demersal fisheries, demersal fish species, Mediterranean basin, Turkey.