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Iran Industrial midwater trawl lanternfishes fishery - Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Iran Industrial midwater trawl lanternfishes fishery - Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
د) صيد فانوس ماهيان (ميكتوفيده)
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Location of Iran Industrial midwater trawl lanternfishes fishery - Oman Sea Iranian waters

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear:
Type of production system: Industrial; Commercial; Subsistence
Fishery Area: Oman Sea Iranian waters; Iran (Islamic Rep. of);

Seasonality: Throughout the year 

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Skinnycheek lanternfish; Benthosema fibulatum; Smallfin lanternfish …  

Associated Species: Donkey croaker; Largehead hairtail; Purpleback flying squid …  

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Other fishing vessels
Fishery Indicators
Nominal Effort: Number of vessels
Employment: Number of fishermen
Production: Landed Volume

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

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

More specific depth range: depth beyond 200 meters

Geo References for: Oman Sea Iranian waters
Related Fisheries
Vessel Type
Other fishing vessels
Flag State
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

Inboard powered 

Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
Freezing & packing fish
15-30 persons (2011)
Fishing Gear

Throughout the year 
Gheshm Island, Bandar Abbas, Jask Port (Hormuzgan province)
Trip Duration
2 - 4 weeks
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 20vessels2010
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 260 [Estimated total crew]Persons2010
ProductionLanded Volume 9897tonnes2010
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 Effort control - Binding

  • Aquatic species-related measures
    no need any measure
  • Gear-related measures
    Mesh size limitation for cod-end
  • Fishing activity-related measures
    Open fishery with limitation in number of vessels
Lanternfish resources as a new target for commercial exploitation in the Oman Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. Valinassab, T., Pierce, J.G. and Johannesson, K., 2007.
Survey of mesopelagic fish resources within Iranian exclusive economic zone of the Oman Sea. Final report of joint project of Iran/ FAO. Johannesson, K. and Valinassab, T., 2004. 210p.
Catch and Fishery statististics. Iran Fishery Organization. Planning and Budjet Department, 2011. 60p.
Sharks resources in the Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Shark workshop in FAO/Rome. Valinassab, T., 2009.
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