Editörler: Cemal Turan, Barış Salihoğlu, Elif Özgür Özbek, Bayram Öztürk
Turkish Marine Research Foundation
(görsel ve bilgi: tudav.org)
This book aims to compile all types of information starting from its biodiversity, fisheries, pollution, conservation and governance on the Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea. Needless to say, this confirms how important for Turkish people the Mediterranean Sea is in many ways, tourism, fisheries, alien species, climate change, coastal development and to protection of the biodiversity for future generations. We
know that recently the eastern Mediterrnean Sea has become a so-called an alien species sea, thus regional and national monitoring is needed.
“The Mediterranean Sea Biodiveristy, Fisheries, Conservation and Governance” which is a part of the series of Turkish Marine Reseaerch Foundation (TÜDAV), reflects some current topics covered in 38 articles, 4 chapters by 73 authors from various institutions, universities and disciplines.
The publication of this book was decided by the editors at the begining of 2016 and the book has been completed in the same year. We hereby thank all of the authors and editors for their full support and valuable contribution to this book. We are also thankful to Ms. Tuğçe Gül for her assistance in editing this volume.
Finally, we believe that this work is unique in many ways due to its content based on a wide range of information and with original outputs of many surveys for the Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea. We are pleased to present this publication to the scientific community, decision makers, fishermen and all stakeholders who are interested in saving the Mediterranean Sea for future generations in a sustainable way.
Prof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk – Director, Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TÜDAV)