The Fishery Potential And Sustainable Aquaculture In Portugal

Samet , Kalkan (2012) The Fishery Potential And Sustainable Aquaculture In Portugal. In: 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, May 31 - June 01 2012, Sarajevo.

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In this research, the history of fishery sector and the current situation of fishery sector in Portugal have been investigated, capture and development and potential of aquaculture sector have been studied. Portugal is located in southwestern Europe and it is on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal has an important place with its total fishery production in Europe. In 1964, total fishery production which was 601.929 tonnes fell down to 207.058 tonnes in 2009. The main reasons of this decrease in total production are sustainable production that cannot be maintainet consistently, misuse of resources and difficult duration of adaptation and adjustments to European Union Regulations. Nearly 97% of total fishery production is from catching, whereas 3% is from farming. In this case it is clear that capture production is more developed than aquaculture production. In 2009, capture production was 200.365 tonnes and the most captured species are sardine, chub mackerel, Atlantic redfishes nei, Atlantic horse mackerel. Fish farming in Portugal, which started with rainbow trout production in 1965, has developed rapidly by gilthead seabream and european seabass production and reached to 6.693 tonnes per year according to 2009 data. According to 2008 data Portugal has 1392 fish farms and they covered 1587 hectares. The main farmed species are grooved carpet shell, gilthead seabream, turbot, pacific cupped oyster, european seabass and rainbow trout. Import and export amounts of Portugal on fisferies are very high compared to Turkey. Portugal has great potential about capture and especially aquaculture production. Thus Portugal has to improve its aquaculture sector within sustainable productions and there must be proper management by fish farms and governement to spread sustainability all over sector. In the future aquaculture of Portugal will start to increase rapidly. Therefore Turkey has to improve the relations with Portugal and they should collaborate closely. Keywords: Portugal, Fishery, Aquaculture, Sustainability, Development

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
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Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 12:11
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