Datça-Bozburun develops with Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

Mar 1, 2014

The annual economic value of Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) reached to 72 million TL.

New Horizons - Datça-Bozburun is among the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPA) in the context of “Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project.

Marine values contribute to economy

The efforts to protect marine values in Datça-Bozburun SEPA bring important economic achievements.

The fish stocks are taken under protection in the region by declaring four fishing restricted areas.

The annual contribution of the fishing activities to the region came up as 1,8 million TL.

Miracle of Neptune Grass

The Neptune Grass (Posidonia oceanica), which is endemic to Mediterranean, is vital for climate balance by its carbon capturing feature.

It generates 4,7 million TL value with this characteristic.

Neptune Grass also generates annual value of 3,2 million TL by preventing shore erosion and balancing the coast structure.

Income varies from waste water treatment to tourism

Datça-Bozburun SEPA coasts also produce 28 million TL/year as waste water treatment cost.

This helps Datça-Bozburun SEPA coasts to generate 34 million TL-worth annual tourism income.

This amount is 47 percent of the area’s total income.