Şt.M. Petrea

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AN ANALYSE OF COASTAL MARINE AQUACULTURE IN SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE BLACK SEA

Şt.M. Petrea, I.Z. Kurtoglu, Ş. Kayis, V. Cristea, I. Metaxa, M.T. Coadă

Abstract
The development of domestic coastal marine aquaculture industry is depended of 4 basic factors: high water quality locations, access to the aquaculture site, assertion of exclusive fishing and culturing rights and financial investment. The current study is an aquaculture analyse of production at a regional level - South Eastern Coast of the Black Sea. In order to collect data, face to face interviews were made for each hatchery; production methods, species cultured and marketing techniques were investigated and conflicts, opportunities, prospects and structure of the aquaculture sector from the area in question were evaluated by questionnaires. Small fish-farms with a total production capacity between 10 - 30 tonnes were found to be most common for the studied region, the main reason being the lack of buyers from the fishing markets. The main problems faced by inland and marine aquaculture in this South Eastern region are related to environmental concerns, engineering cage systems for offshore or exposed environments or limiting factors as increasing price of feed.

Key words: aquaculture production, South Eastern Coast of the Black Sea, environmental concerns, limiting factors, domestic marine aquaculture industry