Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104015452008Fishery CooperativesElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to provide, recognition general structural, technical and economic dimensions of fishery cooperatives; understanding the roles of fishery cooperatives for fishery management; recognition the activities of fishery cooperatives within status quo; the importance of fishery cooperatives in terms of fishermen; recognition success and failures of fishery cooperatives; understanding the problems of fishery cooperatives and solution approaches for these problems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Vahdet ÜNAL
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the relations between fishers and cooperatives
2Understanding fishery cooperatives in terms of success
3Understanding the general characteristics of fishery cooperatives
4Reviewing the services provided by fishery cooperatives
5Learning the importance of fishery cooperatives in terms of fishery management
6Examining the problems related to fishery cooperatives and commenting on the basis of these problems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
-Definition of cooperation and general principles -General characteristics of fishery cooperatives -Activity areas of fishery cooperatives -The roles of fishery cooperatives in fishery management -Success and failure indicators of fishery cooperatives -Geographic distributions of fishery cooperatives -Operation mechanism and problems of fishery cooperatives
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Definition and principles of cooperation Video
2Characteristics of fishery cooperatives Video
3Operation mechanism of fishery cooperativesVideo
4Socio-economic situations of fishery cooperatives’ membersVideo
5The importance of fishery cooperatives in terms of fishermen Interviewing with member fishers
7Services provided by fishery cooperatives Video presentations
8Success and failures of fishery cooperatives Video presentations
9Analyzing fishery cooperatives along the Aegean Region Video presentations
10Examining a successful fishery cooperative Visiting fishery cooperative
11Examining an unsuccessful fishery cooperative Visiting fishery cooperative
12Geographic distributions of fishery cooperatives Video presentations
13Present problems of fishery cooperatives Student presentations
14Fishery cooperatives in Japan Student presentations
15Fisher organizations in other countries Student presentations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Barton, D.G. 1989.“What is a cooperative”, Cooperatives in Agriculture, edited by Cobia, D., Prentice-hall, Inc., USA. Hazar, N. 1990. History of Cooperation (in Turkish). Publications of Turkish Cooperatives Foundation, Ankara. ICA. 2005. International Co-operative Alliance. International Co-operative Information Centre (2005, June 7) Mülayim, Z.G. 1990. The fundamental problems of Turkish cooperatives and proposals for their solution. Economy and Society. Friedrich Ebert Vakfı, Istanbul, 49 p. Mülayim, Z.G. 2000. Turkish cooperative movement towards 21. century: why classical problems were not able to remove? How could be removed?, (in Turkish). ESKOMB, Türkiye Esnaf ve Sanatkarlar Kredi ve Kefalet Kooperatifleri Birlikleri Merkez Birliği yayın organı, Ocak/Şubat 2000. 224: 21-28. Pollnac, R.B. 1988. Evaluating the potential of Fishermen’s Organisations in developing countries. International Centre for Marine Research and Development, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 79 p. Ünal, V., Akyol, O., Ceyhan, T., 2008. Akyaka (Gökova Körfezi) Su Ürünleri Kooperatifinin İşleyişi, Av Miktarı ve Fiyat İlişkisi Üzerine Araştırmalar. Ege Üniversitesi Bilimsel Araştırma Projeleri, 05/SÜF/009 68 s. Ünal, V., Yercan, M., 2006. Fishery Cooperatives in Turkey and Their İmportance for Fishermen (In Turkish). E.U. Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, Volume 23, Issue (1-2): 227-233, İzmir. Ünal, V.,Yercan, M., Göncüoğlu, H. (2009). Ege Kıyıları Su Ürünleri Kooperatifleri. Su Ürünleri Kooperatifleri Merkez Birliği Yayınları, Ankara, Yayın No:1, 131 s.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Team/Group Work236
Field Trip21224
Field Work3515
Case Study2612
Writing Paper11010
Criticising Paper5315
Self Study188
Individual Study for Homework Problems248
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO133345 2
LO233335 2
LO333335 2
LO433335 2
LO533335 2
LO633335 2
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: