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BTM2010Fishing Techniques1+1+0ECTS:3
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Group study, Lab work
Contact Hours14 weeks - 1 hour of lectures and 1 hour of practicals per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Ahmet ŞAHİN
Co-LecturerDoç Dr Hacer SAĞLAM
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
The aim of the course is to provide the student with solid understanding of the basic principles of fishing methods and gears applicaple to inland and seawater fisheries. At the end of this lecture the student should be able to evaluate a given fisheries exploitation regime and roughly design and plan for the implementation of a successful fisheries policy for given fishery.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : get familiar with the fishing gear and methods used in inland waters and seas.11,12,13,141,4
LO - 2 : classify the fishing gears according to various criteria. 11,12,13,141,4
LO - 3 : have a basic understanding about the factors that affect the design of fishing gear.11,12,13,141,4,5
LO - 4 : gain the talent of cutting and repairing the fishing nets. 11,12,13,141,4
LO - 5 : have the practical knowledge related to the application of several fishing methods.11,12,13,141,4
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Surrounding nets (including purse seines) , seine nets (including beach seines and Boat, Scottish/Danish seines) , trawl nets (including Bottom: Beam, Otter and Pair trawls, and Midwater trawls: Otter and Pair trawls) , dredges, lift nets, falling gears (including cast nets) , gillnets and entangling nets (including set and drifting gillnets; trammel nets) , traps (including pots, stow or bag nets, fixed traps) , hooks and lines (including handlines, pole and lines, set or drifting longlines, trolling lines) , grappling and wounding gears (including harpoons, spears, arrows, etc. ) , stupefying devices.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction. Fisheries production of Turkey and the world. Definition and clasification of fishing gears
 Week 2Lines,handlines and long lines
 Week 3Encircling gears (Purse seines)
 Week 4Trawl gears (bottom and midwater trawls, beam and otter board trawls)
 Week 5Dredges. Lifting gears. Falling gears
 Week 6Gill nets and entanglement nets
 Week 7Trammel nets
 Week 8Mid-term exam
 Week 9Fishing traps
 Week 10Fishing pots, pinters and fyke nets
 Week 11Electro fishing
 Week 12Practice
 Week 13Practice
 Week 14Practice
 Week 15Practice
 Week 16End-of-term exam
Textbook / Material
1Hoşsucu, H. 1998; Balıkçılık-I, Avlama Araçları ve Teknolojisi. EÜ. Sü Ür. Fak. No:55, İzmir, 1-247.
Recommended Reading
1Çelikkale, M.S., Düzgüneş, E., Candeğer, A.F. 1993; Av araçları ve Avlama Teknolojisi. KTÜ Basımevi, No:62, Trabzon, 1-541.
2Hameed, M.S., Boopendranath, M.R. 2000; Modern Fishing Gear Technology. Daya Publishing House, Delhi, 1-186.
3Nedelec, C., Prado, j. 1990; Definition and Classification of Fishing Gear Categories. FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. Rome, 222: 1-92.
4Mengi, T. 1989; Ag Yapımı Materyal ve Teknigi, Fırat Üniv.Yayınları, Elazıg, 367 s.
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 07/04/2018 1 50
End-of-term exam 16 28/05/2018 1 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 13 39
Sınıf dışı çalışma 1 13 13
Arasınav için hazırlık 2 7 14
Arasınav 1 1 1
Uygulama 1 13 13
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 2 15 30
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load111