Value of recreational fishing in Foça and Gökova is 153 million TL

01 Jul 2013

According to the report prepared under the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey project by the Mediterranean Conversation Society (AKD), economic value of recreational fishing in Foça and Gökova Special Environmental Protection Areas (SEPAs) were determined as nearly 120 million TL and 33 million TL respectively.


New Horizons - The economic value of recreational fishing is identified in the report named ‘the report on Socioeconomic Characteristics of Recreational Fishing Activities in Foça and Gökova Special Environmental Protection Areas (SEPAs)’.

The data obtained from the studies are conducted between December 2012 and March 2013.

As a result, the economic value of recreational fishing in Foça and Gökova SEPAs were determined as nearly 120 million TL and 33 million TL, respectively.

The expectations for recreational fishing license are also evaluated

The respondents’ willingness-to-pay amounts for a one year compulsory recreational fishing license were also determined in line with the regulation efforts for the recreational fishing, which is boosted in recent years.

In this context, the economic value in Foça and Gökova SEPAs were determined as 593.206 TL and 139.740 TL respectively.

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