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

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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