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Iran Industrial purse seiners large pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Iran Industrial purse seiners large pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
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Location of Iran Industrial purse seiners large pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Purse seines
Type of production system: Industrial
Fishery Area: Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters; Gulf subarea; ; Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

Seasonality: Throughout the …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Longtail tuna; Kawakawa; Skipjack tuna …  

Associated Species: Indo-Pacific king mackerel; Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel; Black marlin …  

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Purse seiners
Fishery Indicators
Nominal Effort: Number of vessels
Employment: Number of fishermen

Table of Contents
Fishing Activity - Management - Bibliography
Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Industrial   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Uppershelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

More specific depth range: Coastal : (<12 Mile), between (12 - 200) Miles, (>200 Miles)

Geo References for: Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Vessel Type
Purse seiners
Flag State
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

Boats, Dhows, Ships

Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
Whole fish (RSW)
3-4 persons (Boat), 10-15 persons (Dhow), 30-35 persons ( Purse seiner)(2011)
Fishing Gear
Purse seines
Throughout the year - Peak of catch in September-December and March-June

Environmental limitations

Migrating species
All ports in southern provinces
Trip Duration
2 - 4 weeks
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 8vessels2010
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 264 [Estimated total crew]Persons2010
Management unit: No

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Iran Fisheries Organization
Mandate: Management.  
Area under national jurisdiction: Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Management Regime
Management Methods

Conservation and management measure with focus on Social measures - Binding

  • Aquatic species-related measures
    Minimum fish size
  • Gear-related measures
    Mesh size limitation for cod-end, no 2nd cover net shall be used, T90, Special hanging ratio in some regions
  • Vessel-related measures
    Engine Power limitation, Fishing license control, Time-Area closure
The study of fluctuation of large-pelagic stock(Yellowfin, skipjack, longtail, narrow-barred spanish mackerel for optimum exploitation in the Persain Gulf and Oman Sea. Kaymaram, F., 2011. 94p.
The study of population dynamic of T.albacares in the Oman Sea. IOTC/WPTT. Kaymaram, F. and Parafkandeh, F., 2010.
Population Dynamic parameters of Thunnus tonggol in the northern Persain Gulf and Oman Sea. Working Party of Neritic Tuna/ IOTC. Kaymaram, F. and Darvishi, M., 2011.
Popoulation dynamic and biological aspects of S. commerson in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Working Party of Neritic Tuna/ IOTC. Darvishi, M., Kaymaram, F., Salarpouri, A., Behzadi, S. and Daghoghi, B., 2011.
Catch and Fishery statististics. Iran Fishery Organization. Planning and Budjet Department, 2011. 60p.
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