Under Fuel Subvention to Fishing Boats with Special Consumption Tax-Free between 2007 and 2016, Comparison of Overall Turkey Fishery and Iskenderun Fishery

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Çiloğlu E.

International İskenderun Bay Symposium, Hatay, Turkey, 11 - 13 October 2017, vol.1, no.1, pp.47

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Hatay
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.47
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This study covers the comparison of Turkey and Iskenderun with regard to the number of fishing boats, fuel subvention with special consumption tax-free and total fishery landings between 2007 and 2016. During this period, a total of 7325 fishing vessels registered to İskenderun bay ports provided 74,137 tons of fishery production with spending 58,328 tons of fuel. The amount of fuel subvention to fishing boats in this period was calculated as 74,059 million . In the same period in Turkey as a whole, a total of 154124 fishing vessels registered to Turkey ports provided 4.091.497 tons of fishery production with spending 841.114 tons of fuel. The amount of fuel subvention to fishing boats in this period was calculated as 1.320.910.856 . As a result of this study, It is necessary to continue the incentives to support the fishermen. On the other hand, the fuel subvention has not increased fisheries production. It is already known that catchable fish stocks are limited and therefore the amount of fishery cannot be increased any more. For achieving the expected purpose of fuel subvention, it is suggested reducing the number of fishing boats to rational quantity according to fish stocks, thus making fisheries more efficient. When such a strategy is applied, the overfishing on fish stocks may be avoided and the sharp fluctuations in the amount of fisheries may be prevented. Keywords: Incentive, Fishery, Landings, Iskenderun Bay, Mediterranean