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Bahrain Jelly fishes fishery - Bahraini gulf waters (up to 10 m)
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Bahrain Jelly fishes fishery - Bahraini gulf waters (up to 10 m)
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Location of Bahrain Jelly fishes fishery - Bahraini gulf waters (up to 10 m)

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Hooks and lines
Type of production system: Artisanal
Fishery Area: Bahraini gulf waters (up to 10 m); Gulf subarea; Bahrain

Seasonality: All Year

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Cnidarians nei

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
Speed Fiberglass boat/Outboard engine, size 6-12 m

Fishing vessels not specified
Flag State
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
3 to 5 fishermen / foreigners (2009)
Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom with gravel; Hard bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal - Close shore, littoral (0 m - 20 m).   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Coastal and Non-Coastal, depth up to 10 m with limestone, sand and rocks bottom

Geo References for: Bahraini gulf waters (up to 10 m)
Fishing Gear
Hooks and lines
Ladle using to pick up jelly fish from sea to put it in storage on boat 
Fleet segment
All Year
North Bahrain
Trip Duration
One day
Fisherfolks Community
Total Bahraini fishermen and their family (2009): 385
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Fleet sizeNumber of vessels 35vessels2009
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 105+35 [Crew of foreigners + Bahraini Owners] 2009
ProductionLanded Volume 3340metric tonnes2009
Marketing value [1 BD = US $ 2.66]2.533 Million BD 2009
Post Harvest
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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