Faculty of Marine Sciences of Karadeniz Technical University
Faculty of Marine Sciences of Karadeniz Technical University had been established in 1982 and had started education since 1984. Faculty has 3 departments: Department of Fisheries, Department of Naval Architecture and Department of Marine Transportation and Business Administration. Number of students has reached 800 and staff 85 of which 35 of them are academicians.
Main tasks of Department of Fisheries are widely focused on marine ecology, fisheries management, fish processing and aquaculture. Besides education and training activities Department has carried out number of projects on fisheries and fisheries management, fishing gear and selectivity, marine protected areas, aquaculture, fish nutrition, water circulation systems, seafood processing, conservation and hygiene, physical and chemical oceanography, molecular biology and fish genetics and marine ecology funded by either nationally and internationally. Department is the partner of several EU networking, framework 6 and 7, and cross border projects. In order to conduct research, Department have a research vessels R/V DENAR 1 (25 m OAL) and R/V Yakamoz (15 m OAL), experimental aquaculture station and several laboratories for biology, chemistry, water pollution, genetics, wet labs and fish processing laboratories as well.
Department has aimed to be more active to solve problems related with the Black Sea, try to increase the research area within the EEZ of Turkey, increase cooperation with the research institutions in the Black Sea countries as well as the European institutions.
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Ertug Duzgunes, former Dean and lecturer in the
Address: KTU Deniz Bilimleri Fakültesi, 61530 Camburnu, Trabzon,TURKEY