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Bahrain Skiffs gillnets small pelagics and Spanish mackerel fishery - Gulf Bahraini waters (1-20/40m)
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Bahrain Skiffs gillnets small pelagics and Spanish mackerel fishery - Gulf Bahraini waters (1-20/40m)
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Location of Bahrain Skiffs gillnets small pelagics and Spanish mackerel fishery - Gulf Bahraini waters (1-20/40m)
 

Geographic reference:  Bahrain
Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2012
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Gillnets and entangling nets  
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Type of production system: Artisanal
Fishery Area: Bahraini gulf waters (1 - 20 m and 40 m); Gulf subarea; Bahrain

Seasonality: All Year

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Siganidae; Halfbeaks nei; Needlefishes, etc. nei …  
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Means of Production
Vessel Type: Fishing vessels not specified
Fishery Indicators
Fleet size: Number of vessels
Employment: Number of fishermen
Production: Landed Volume; Marketing value…

Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Artisanal   

Vessel Type
Skiffs: Gillnet Speed Fiberglass boat, Outboard engine, size 6-12 m

Fishing vessels not specified
Flag State
Bahrain
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
Ice
Crew
2 to 3 fishermen / 1 Bahraini and 2 to 3 crew foreigners (2009)
Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m).   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Coastal, depth 1-20 meter and Non-Coastal, 40 m with sand and silt bottom

Geo References for: Bahraini gulf waters (1 - 20 m and 40 m)
Associated Species (Bycatch)
Miscellanea of fish species
Fleet segment
Tarad
Associated Species (Bycatch)
Miscellanea of fish species
Seasonality
All Year
Ports
Sitra, Muharraq Pier
Trip Duration
One day
Fisherfolks Community
Total Bahraini fishermen and their family (2009): 2629
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Fleet sizeNumber of vessels 239vessels2009
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 478+239 [Crew of foreigners + Bahraini Owners] 2009
ProductionLanded Volume 1399metric tonnes2009
Marketing value [1 BD = US $ 2.66]1.061 Million BD 2009
Post Harvest
 
Markets
Manama Central Market
Management
Management unit: No

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Public Commission for The Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wild Life. General Directorate for the Protection of Marine
Mandate: Management.  
Area under national jurisdiction: Bahrain
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Management Regime
Management Methods

Conservation and management measure with focus on Effort control - Binding

  • Vessel-related measures
    License
Bibliography
 
Annual Fishery Statistics Report No 95. Fishery Resources in kingdom of Bahrain 2009. Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources and Wild Life. General Directorate for the Protection of Marine Resources. Directorate of Marine Resources. Fisheries Assessment Section. Kingdom of Bahrain, A. Al Radhi, N. Alsaffar, N. Hermis, A. Abdulla, S. Ahmed, Photographer H. Bader. P 82.
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