The Determination of Socio-Economic Structure of Small-Scale Fishery in Ordu

Serap ÇALIK, Naciye ERDOĞAN SAĞLAM
2015 Turkish Journal of Maritime and Marine Sciences  
Socio economic strucrure of small scale fishery in Ordu was examined in this study. A survey was conducted among fishers of Ordu province. Results show that boat lengths varied between 5-12 meters and all boats were wood. Fishers were aged between 20 and 69 years, and for 72% of the fishers, fishing was the only source of income. Most fishers, 31,60%, had 11-20 years of professional experience. It has been determined that 88.4% of the fishers have social security and 60% of them chose fishery
more » ... hem chose fishery as profession because of its been family business. All fishers were literate, 43,30% had elementary education, 55,10% had high school education and 1,60% were college graduates.
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