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Aquaculture Studies 2014, Vol 14, Num, 1     (Pages: 041-050)

Amateur Fishermen in The Province of Elaziğ A Preliminary Research on The Socio-Demographic Characteristics

Tuncay ATEŞŞAHİN 1 , Ergün ASLAN 1 ,Mustafa Malik ÖZMEN 1

1 Fırat Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi DOI : 10.17693/ Viewed : 3562 - Downloaded : 2507 In this study on amateur fishing activities were carried out in Elazig for first time; people who are in occupation of the province's wetlands (Keban, Karakaya Dam Lakes, Hazar Lake and other small wetland areas of the province) as an amateur fishing in the region and the general socio-demographic characteristics were examined some structural features of the amateur fishing. Applied for the supply of the data, the field survey. In addition to this general pattern, with direct observations and interviews with amateur fishermen, some results have were reached. According to the findings of the amateur fishermen in the province of Elazig, almost all (94.6%) did not have an amateur fishing license. According to the results for Turkey with reference to the province of Elazig a large majority of the amateur-called illegal ameteur fishermen said. However, according to the results of this research, in the province of Elazig 63% of those fishing for sport fishing bans, about 54% of the medium and a good level of knowledge of the length of, respectively. On the other hand the rate of 40.5% despite having four or more years of fishing experience, not do the job according to legal regulations, in terms of fisheries management is an important point to the existence of bureaucratic vulnerability. Elazığ in terms of water resources has an important potential for amateur fishing. The most important indicator of the rate of starters in the past year this activity was found to be 33.8%. At the same time, 62% of those who work in the age group from 20 to 40 age group is composed of young and dynamic. Another impressive conclusion; amateur in the public sector than those interested in fishing, which is a professional job, and the lower income group (79% of the income level of the subjects between 750 and 2250 TL) is the occurrence of communities have. As a result of socio-demographic obtained by the province of Elazig in the near future in terms of sustainable fisheries management through the adoption of legal regulations with incomplete and neglected sports / amateur fishing has a significant potential for. This sector is also substantial extent for the economic region is poised to provide input. Keywords : Amateur (Sports) Fishing, Recreational Fisheries, Elazığ, Amateur Fishing Certificate