The proposals for solution and fisheries problems in Keban Dam Lake (Elazığ, Turkey)

Mürşide Dartay, İlhan Canpolat
1.080 330

Abstract


This study was carried out to determine present situation of fishing, fishermen problems and solutions in the Keban Dam Lake (Elazığ, Turkey), between March 2013 and June 2014. In Keban Dam Lake 310 fishermen, 184 fishing boats, 110,000 m trammel nets, 159,000 m gillnets and 46,000 crayfish pinters were determined belonging to 15 fishing cooperatives. Annual total amounts of fish and crayfish were 480 ton/year and 17 ton/ year respectively. Main contributions to the annual total amount mainly came from Elazığ (67.71%),  Tunceli (27.08%) and Erzincan provinces (5.21%). The amount of daily caught fish was found as 2,845 kg/boat. Main problems for fishing in Keban Dam Lake were determined as marketing, reduction in fish stocks due to excessive and uncontrolled catching, insufficient coordination between cooperatives. Main solutions proposed by the fishermen are the prohibition of fishing methods which damage to fish stocks, prevention of illegal fishing and the promotion of social security in fisheries.

Keywords: Keban Dam Lake, Turkey, fisheries, fishermen, fishermen problems


Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12714/egejfas.2016.33.3.15

References


Anonim (1994). Limnology Report of Keban Dam Lake. Ministry of Public Works and Settlement. State Water Works General Manager IX. District offices. Fisheries Chief Engineer, Elazığ.

Akyol, O. & Ceyhan, T. (2007). An investigation on the coastal fisheries and their problems in Datça-Bozburun Peninsula (AegeanSea). Ege Journal of fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 24(1-2): 121-126.

Celayir, Y., Pala, M. & Yüksel, F. (2006). Fisheries in Keban Dam Lake. StateWater Works General Manager IX. districtoffices. Fisheries Chief Engineer, Elazığ.

Dartay, M. & Duman, E. (2007). Fishing Gears Using in Çemişgezek Region of Keban Dam Lake. Fırat Journal of Science and Engineering,19 (4): 473-479.

Dartay, M., Duman, E. & Ateşşahin, T. (2010). The Fishing Productivity with Gillnets in Pertek Region of Keban Dam Lake. Journal of FisheriesSciences. com, 4(4): 384-390.

Karakaş, H.H. & Türkoğlu, H. (2005). The Situation of Fishery at Turkey and the World. Harran Journal of Agriculture, 9(3):21-28.

Pala, M. & Mengi, T. (2004). The Situation of Fisheries in Ova Region of Keban Dam Lake. Fırat Journal of Science and Engineering, 16(4): 668-678.

Sağlam, N. (1994).Investigation of Regarding Fisheries Economics of the Keban Dam Lake. Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 11(41): 57-65.

Seçer, S., Korkmaz, A.Ş., Dinçer, C., Atar, H.H., Seçer, F.S. & Keskin, E. (2010). Sustainable Fisheries in Turkey. Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) of Turkey. VII. Technical Congress, Ankara, Turkey. Vol.2:789-807.

Şahinler, S., Can, M.F., Görgülü, Ö. & İğne, K. D. (2005). An Investigation on the Current Status, Problem and Proposes for the Solution of Samandağ Fishery. Fırat Journal of Science and Engineering,17, 605-611.

Google. (2016). [Google Maps, fisheriesregionsfrom Keban Dam Lake, Turkey to Elazığ]. Retrieved April10, 2016, from https://goo.gl/maps.