Alanya Coastal Fishery, Turkey

Resource System
Coastal Fishery.
Resource Units
pelagic fish: bonits and large carangids

The coastal fishery in Alanya is situated in Antalya Province along the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The original case, which spans from 1976-1978, catalogues approximately 100 registered farmers operating 45 small inboard boats; pelagic fish (including bonits and large carangids) are the target resource unit. There is only one user group organization and no subgroups (just one group of small boat fishermen). The fishermen cooperate with one another and have access rules that involve listing the fishing spots and then distributing them through a lottery. The fishermen use the mechanisms of the local cooperative to oversee the lottery even though only half of the fishermen belong to the cooperative.

This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database. A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University may be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.