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Bahrain Dhows trawl shrimps fishery - Gulf Bahraini waters (20 - 40 m)
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Bahrain Dhows trawl shrimps fishery - Gulf Bahraini waters (20 - 40 m)
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Location of Bahrain Dhows trawl shrimps fishery - Gulf Bahraini waters (20 - 40 m)

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

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

Seasonality: from 5th of …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Penaeid shrimps nei; Green tiger prawn

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
Dhows: Shrimp Dhow Fiberglass boat, Inboard engine, size 12-18 m

Fishing vessels not specified
Flag State
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
5 to 7 fishermen / foreigners (2009)
Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

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

Geo References for: Bahraini gulf waters (20 - 40 m)
Fishing Gear

Shrimp trawls (38 mm mesh size cod end)
Fleet segment
from 5th of July to 15th of March
Sitra, Muharraq Pier, Manama pier, Budaiyah
Trip Duration
One day
Fisherfolks Community
Total Bahraini fishermen and their family (2009): 2783
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Fleet sizeNumber of vessels 253vessels2009
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 1518+253 [Crew of foreigners + Bahraini Owners] 2009
ProductionLanded Volume 3997metric tonnes2009
Marketing value [1 BD = US $ 2.66]3.031 Million BD 2009
Post Harvest
Manama Central Market
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
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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