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Oman Artisanal dhow fish trap fishery - Gulf Omani waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Oman Artisanal dhow fish trap fishery - Gulf Omani waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
لنش(دوابي) الخليج العربي
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Location of Oman Artisanal dhow fish trap fishery - Gulf Omani waters

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Barriers, fences, weirs, etc.
Type of production system: Artisanal
Fishery Area: Gulf Omani waters; Oman; Gulf subarea

Seasonality: All Year

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Silver grunt; Sea catfishes nei; Greasy grouper …  

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

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

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Hard bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geo References for: Gulf Omani waters
Resources Exploited
Demersal stocks
Vessel Type
Other fishing vessels
Dhow: Traditional vessel made from wood or Fiberglass , Inboard engine, size 12-18 m
Flag State
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
7 persons
All Year
Trip Duration
One day
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 28vessels2011
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 196Persons2012
ProductionLanded Volume 16metric tonnes2011
Landed Value 55251$/Y2011
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 
Mandate: Management.  
Area under national jurisdiction: Oman
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Management Regime
Fishery management unit framework; see: 
Management Methods

Conservation and management methods with focus on Effort control

  • Gear-related measures
    Gear type
  • Vessel-related measures
    Vessel type,Vessel size
  • Fishing activity-related measures
Harry S. & Abdullah (2002), Fishing gear & methods using by artisanal fishery in Oman , Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries.
Thabit Z. (1995), Marine Species of the sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries.
Fisheries Statistics Book 2011,Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries.
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