A model study on the role of Istanbul fish co-operatives at Turkish fisheries
Metin Timur, Kadir Doğan
Istanbul University Faculty of Fisheries, 34470. Laleli, Istanbul, TURKEY
In Turkey, the total fish catch was about 580.000 tons, of which 86 per cent came from the marine environment in 2000. It is observed that considerable amount of fish catch have been performed via fishery co-operatives. The first co-operative of fisheries was established in 1949 in Istanbul. There are 34 fish co-operatives in the vicinity of Istanbul and the total number of the members is 2.427 and vessels 2.170 in 2002. The catched fish is sold in Istanbul fish market. The total marketing capacity was about 40.000 tons in 2002. This paper primarily focuses on the working and potentials of the Istanbul fish co-operatives.
Keywords: Istanbul fish co-operatives, model study, Turkish fisheries