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BTM2031Fishing Organizations2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Hacer SAĞLAM
Co-LecturerProf. Dr. Ertuğ DÜZGÜNEŞ
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
Recognize national and international non-governmental organizations in the fisheries sector.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : The administrative structure of fisheries sector in Turkey knows. 14,201,3,5,
LO - 2 : Organizational structures of cooperatives and their importance knows.14,201,3,5,
LO - 3 : Non-governmental organizations that representing national fisheries and aquaculture sectors recognizes.14,201,3,
LO - 4 : Non-governmental organizations that representing international fisheries and aquaculture sectors recognizes.12,14,201,3,
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
The administrative structure of the fishing sector in Turkey. Cooperatives and organization. National and international non-governmental organizations representing the fisheries sectors. The role of non-governmental organizations in fisheries management.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1The administrative structure of the fishery sector in Turkey, Importance of fishing organizations. Relationships between fishermen, public and scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations. Non-governmental organizations and their role in fisheries management.
 Week 2Cooperatives and organizations. Fisheries Cooperatives Law. Local and Regional Fishery Cooperatives, The central union of fisheries Cooperatives (SURKOOP). Cental Union of Aquaculture Producers (SUYMERBİR)
 Week 3Associations relating to fisheries: Istanbul Fish Producers Association, Fisheries Technology Engineering Association (BTMD), Fisheries Engineering Association (SUMDER), Fisheries Society, Sturgeon Conservation and Survival Society (MERKODER)
 Week 4International organizations relating to fisheries: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
 Week 5International organizations relating to aquaculture: European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)
 Week 6International organizations relating to fisheries: Information and Advice for Fisheries in Central and Eastern Europe(EUROFISH), The European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organization (EFARO), Center for Environment Fisheries and Aquatic Science (CEFAS)
 Week 7International organizations to protect the marine organisms: The International Whaling Commission (IWC), International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
 Week 8Midterm exam
 Week 9International organizations to protect the marine organisms: Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Area (ACCOBAMS), The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
 Week 10International scientific organizations relating to fisheries: The Mediterranean Scientific Comission (CIESM), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Scientific, Technical and Economic Comittee for Fisheries (STECF)
 Week 11International organizations relating to marine pollution: Black Sea Comission (BSC), International Maritime Organization (IMO)
 Week 12European Union, common fisheries policy (CFP) and The binary fisheries agreements
 Week 13Convention on Biological Diversity
 Week 14Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Fisheries Information System (SUBIS)
 Week 15The role of Fishermen's Organizations and Experiences in Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Iceland
 Week 16Final exam
Textbook / Material
1Kurien, J.,Studies on the role of fishermen's 1988 organizations in fisheries management. The role of fishermen's organizations in fisheries management of developing countries (with particular reference to the Indo-Pacific region). FAO Fish. Tech.Pap., (300):29?48
Recommended Reading
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Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 26.11.2021 1 50
End-of-term exam 16 21.01.2022 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 2 14 28
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Arasınav için hazırlık 3 1 3
Arasınav 1 1 1
Ödev 2 6 12
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 5 1 5
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load92