SOME NOTES ON THE TURKISH FISHING FLEET IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF MAURITANIA

Some notes on the Turkish fishing fleet in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Bayram Öztürk

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), P.O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY
Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

The Turkish fishing fleet started to catch fish in the fishing zones of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in Western Africa in 2015. At the moment (March 2017), there are 22 purse seiners and 2 trawlers fishing in the Mauritanian waters. Sustainable fisheries of mainly small pelagic fish species is important for both local people and the fishing industry in Mauritania.

Keywords: Mauritania, fishing fleet, Turkey, ocean fisheries, sustainability