Editörler: Cemal Turan, Bayram Öztürk
Türk Deniz Araştırmaları Vakfı Yayınları
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Jellyfish and other gelatinous species have become one of the important issues due to several reasons, such as impacts on the fisheries, tourism, human health and to the entire Black and Mediterranean biota directly. While Turkey has a long coastline, we have to be prepared for all ecological changes and impacts on the fisheries and others.
The aim of this workshop is to exchange information between scientists, decision makers, fishermen and others for monitoring jellyfish and other gelatinous of mostly Indo-Pacific origin. In addition to discussing the establishment of a national databank, we should plan our future studies regarding this topic.
As an NGO, we are very happy to serve as a facilitator for this workshop of respected scientists and experts. I’m very grateful to the fellow researchers who have come to make their presentations in Bodrum. I also thank specially Prof.
Dr. Cemal Turan, who made much effort for organizing this first national workshop on jellyfish and other gelatinous species in Turkey.
Finally,I’m very much thankful to Mr. Yaşar Yıldız and Mr. Erhan Özcandirector and deputy director of the Bodrum underwater Archeological museum who have provided with us their lowely saloon for the workshop. I should not
forget also Mr. Tufan Turanlı for his kind logistic support .
Prof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk – Head
Turkish Marine Research Foundation
Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Fisheries,
University of Istanbul