Kopački Rit Traditional Fishing as Cultural Tourism Potential and Environmental Protection Measure

Zlata Živaković-Kerže, Darko Mrkonjić

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Kopačevo is a Croatian Danube Region wetland village where a unique type of fishery was developed. Due to the late 20th century ban on fishing and related traditional activities, today the last generation of fishermen, who have these skills, has all but disappeared. At the same time, this represents a threat to the ecosystem, because without maintenance the meanders are disappearing due to the plant deposits. Consequently, the Traditional Fishing Society seeks to protect the traditional skills as cultural property, tourism potential, and an environmental protection and monitoring measure. The aim of the research was to estimate the environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability of a possible revitalization of traditional fishing in Kopački Rit.


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