Özkan Akar

Özkan Akar
Iskenderun Technical University · Department of Marine Technologies

Master of Science

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Increasing plastic usage pose a significant threat to the marine environment. Many studies have been conducted to examine the amount and environmental impacts of plastic waste across the world. This study was carried out to investigate the density and quality of plastics on the sea surface and seabed of İskenderun Bay. 35 different seabed sampling...
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The biological characteristics of eels from the Asi River, Turkey, were assessed between December 2017 and November 2018. Eels were sampled monthly using fyke nets (operated by professional fishermen), yielding a total of 509 specimens. Total length and weight were measured, sex, age and maturity stages (silver or yellow eel) were determined. Catch...
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Fuel emission gases adversely affect air quality and threaten sustainable health, life and environment. In this context, in Iskenderun Bay, where there exists high volume of maritime trade, numerous port points and dense settlement centers along the coast. In this study, fuel emissions of NOx, SOx, CO2, HC and PM arise from cruise, berth accommodat...
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Marine and Life Sciences Increasing attempts have been directed to understand the negative impacts of COVID-19 on different components of human life across the World. Fisheries and aquaculture sectors which are important sectors with high potential for export in the Turkish economy were immediately hit by the crisis. In this study, therefore, the e...
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Many sectors in all around the world including fisheries have been affected from COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early effects of the pandemic (COVID-19) on the fishery sector that have been conducting in regional scale considering the fishery sector in Hatay province from Turkey. A series of interviews were accomplishe...
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The Mediterranean Region of Turkey covers 17 % of the total number of aquaculture facilities and has only 8.5% total production capacity of the country. Considering the long coastline of Turkey in the Mediterranean, it can be said that this production figure is very low. In this study, therefore, fish production facilities in the Mediterranean Regi...
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With the increase in the number of people engaged in sportive line fishing in the Iskenderun Bay, there is a continuous increase in the diversity of this activity. Biodiversity, the suitability of climate and sea conditions in the region and the young demographic structure are considered as important issues in the increase of this activity. In this...
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In this study, commercial fishing activities with amateur fishing license boat were analyzed in Therefore, the study aimed at all fishermen in Iskenderun fishing port, who do not have commercial fishing license. In this context, the study was conducted by using face-to-face interviews. With face-to-face interviews with these people, catch per unit...
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The aim of the study is to determine closed areas for fishing (CAF) from Iskenderun Bay and to evaluate illegal fishing activities in these areas. For this purpose, in this study, closed areas for fishing in Iskenderun Bay such as port, pier, shelter, and military areas were classified and determined. Then, the total marine area in these areas was...
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The Eastern Mediterranean has been a major dispute for many years. Moreover, the Arab Spring and the Syrian War increased the uncertainties in the region. The economic limits arising from oil and natural gas reserves in the region have not understood between the coastal states. The lack of management created by these disputes negatively affects fis...
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Demersal fish species are subject to sudden pressure drop in the fishery when they come to the surface from the bottom. Fish affected by barotrauma often do not survive when release in to the sea again. In this study, different release devices were used to barotrauma treatment and performance of these devices were compared according to depth and fi...
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Shrimp trawl fishery is an essential topic for fisheries management with characterized by low selectivity ratio. Trawl fishery is an intensive fishery method especially for shrimp species with high economic value. Different sorting grid methods are widely used in the world to increase shrimp trawl selectivity. In this study, sorting grid model, bar...
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Fishing products of catching is a important issue in maritime industry. Vessels and fishing ports includes the basic infrastructure of this seafood production. Fishing ports not only is a location for harbor of vessels, but also are the maintenance area for fishing vessels and fishing gear, landing of fishing products and are providing area of all...
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This study was investigated between February and September 2017 in Iskenderun Bay. The main purpose is to offer suggestions of solving problems about pufferfish's harmful effects on longline fishery. In order to explain problems, 8 longline fishing operation (400-needle) was made in Iskenderun Bay. Pufferfish species has been found in these operati...
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Bu çalışmada Hatay sahillerinde (Konacık- Samandağ arası) yaygın olarak kullanılan bir olta balıkçılığı hakkında bilgiler verilmektedir. Bu olta balıkçılığı yöntemi bölgede ticari balıkçıların yanı sıra rekreasyonel balıkçılar tarafından da talep görmektedir. Bu sistem kıyıdan denize olan rüzgarlardan (kara meltemleri) yararlanılarak sabah erken sa...

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