Characterisation and Management of Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: A Case Study on Princes� Islands, Sea of Marmara
According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, small-scale fisheries and its sustainable development is a significant issue on nutrition, food security, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation, especially in developing countries. Despite these important contributions, the problems that affect the sustainable development of small-scale fisheries could not be well understood. Small-scale fisheries which is a profession, livelihood and lifestyle for millions of people is needed a designed management to ensure its continuity in a healthy ecosystem regarding to sustainability. Due to this characteristic of small-scale fisheries performing locally, have a great importance in order to make the regional management models. The Princes� Islands include four large (B�y�kada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kınalıada) and five small (Sedef Adası, Yassıada, Sivriada, Kaşık Adası and Tavsan Adası) islands located in the northern part of the Sea of Marmara. Among them, B�y�kada, Heybeliada, Kınalıada and Burgazada have settled population live in. This study aimed to summarize the main issues of small-scale fisheries in Princes� Islands in terms of sustainability.
Keywords: Small-scale fisheries (SSF), sustainable fisheries, Princes� Islands, Sea of Marmara, artificial reefs.