Fisherwomen begin to smile

01 Oct 2013

Requirements of the fisherwomen are being identified under the context of the “Fisherwomen Project”, which is being conducted by the Mediterranean Conservation Society (AKD). The fisherwomen extend their appreciation to the project telling that “this is the first time that they are taken into consideration by an institution”.


New Horizons- Fisherwomen project is supported by “Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project and GEF SGP- COMDEKS.

70 fisherwomen in Datça-Bozburun SEPA

70 fisherwomen, who are active in the field, were reached in Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) by the project.

They were interviewed face to face and their requirements were identified.

They mentioned that “this is the first time that they are taken into consideration by an institution and they will support the activities under the context of the project”.

It is also observed that the activities gained support from the local residents too.

International support

Along with the field work, the activities via the project’s internet site continue.

In this context, the contacts are being made with international fisherwomen NGOs and fisherwomen cooperatives and international support is being provided for the fisherwomen.

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