Journal Article

Artificial reefs in Turkey

Altan Lök, Cengiz Metin, Ali Ulaş, F. Ozan Düzbastilar and Adnan Tokaç

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Published on behalf of ICES/CIEM

Volume 59, issue suppl, pages S192-S195
Published in print January 2002 | ISSN: 1054-3139
Published online January 2002 | e-ISSN: 1095-9289 | DOI:
Artificial reefs in Turkey

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Artificial reef deployment in Turkish waters and results from monitoring studies are described. The first known project with 10 old trolley-bus bodies was in 1989, and presently there are six ongoing projects in which reinforced concrete modules of five different designs are being used. The main aims are: (1) to protect fish-spawning and nursery areas from illegal trawling; (2) to create new sites for recreational fishing and diving; (3) to protect small-scale artisanal fisheries from damage caused by illegal trawling; and (4) to conduct scientific experiments. Most projects are supported by local municipalities and fishery cooperations. Following a meeting of the experts and foundations involved, a “Project Guide for Artificial Reef Applications” has been produced recently which formulates the requirements that must be met by all new artificial reef projects along Turkish coasts. Copyright 2002 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Aegean Sea; artificial reef; legal regulations; planning.

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Subjects: Environmental Science ; Marine and Estuarine Biology

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