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Iran Pair-boats purse seiners small pelagic fishery - Gulf Iranian waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Iran Pair-boats purse seiners small pelagic fishery - Gulf Iranian waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
صيد سطحزيان ريز (پرساين دو قايقي)
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Location of Iran Pair-boats purse seiners small pelagic fishery - Gulf Iranian waters

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Pair seines
Type of production system: Artisanal
Fishery Area: Gulf Iranian waters; Gulf subarea; Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

Seasonality: Throughout the …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Sind sardinella; Indian oil sardine; Rainbow sardine …  

Associated Species: Orangemouth anchovy; Indian anchovy
Fishery Indicators
Nominal Effort: Number of fishing unit
Employment: Number of fishermen
Production: Landed Volume

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Fishing Activity - Management - Bibliography
Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Artisanal   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Depth zone: Coastal - Close shore, littoral (0 m - 20 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral; Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

More specific depth range: 0-2m

Geo References for: Gulf Iranian waters
Fishing Gear
Pair seines
Vessel Type
Flag State
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
3-6 persons (2011)
Throughout the year but the level of catch quantity decline during August to September
Hormuzgan Province Ports
Trip Duration
1 day
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of fishing unit 105fishing units2010
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 455 [Estimated total crew]Persons2010
ProductionLanded Volume 16370tonnes2010
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 Catch control - Binding

  • Aquatic species-related measures
    Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC)
  • Fishing activity-related measures
    Temporal fishing season
Catch and Fishery statististics. Iran Fishery Organization. Planning and Budjet Department, 2011. 60p.
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