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Characteristics of shrimp catching with trammel nets in Iskenderun Bay

This project was conducted during December 2007-2008. Questionare was applied to fisherman and the head of fishing cooparatives in eleven fishing ports. Questionare work carried out in total was 127 fishing boats. The results of this project have shown that shrimp catching with trammel net has been used troughout all year, especially this type of fishing increased intensively between August and November and also between March and May and operation depth range changed between 10-65m. It was also found that total shrimp trammel net used was 8807 panel. 84.70% of total shrimp trammel net used by fishing boats belong to Karataş, Yumurtalık, and Gölovası fishing port located in the west of Iskenderun Bay. In addition, technical features of shrimp trammel net applied in Iskenderun Bay were identified in this project.

Author(s): Caner Enver ÖZYURT

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