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Iran Dhows gillnet large pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Iran Dhows gillnet large pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
الف) صيد سطح زيان درشت به روش صيد گوشگير توسط لنج ها
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Location of Iran Dhows gillnet large pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters

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

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

Seasonality: Throughout the …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Longtail tuna; Kawakawa; Skipjack tuna …  

Associated Species: Indo-Pacific king mackerel; Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel; Black marlin …  

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Dhows...
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: Artisanal   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Uppershelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geo References for: Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Discarded Species (Bycatch)
Sharks and Rays
Fishing Gear

Vessel Type
Flag State
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)


Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
Blast freezing tunnel (offshore), Cold store(offshore), Ice
10-15 persons (2011)
Throughout the year - Peak of catch in September-December and March-June

Environmental limitations

Migrating species
All ports in the southern provinces
Trip Duration
1 - 2 weeks
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 2359vessels2010
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 22308 [Estimated total crew]Persons2010
ProductionLanded Volume 80364tonnes2010
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, Fish size limits - Binding

  • Aquatic species-related measures
    Minimum fish size
  • Gear-related measures
    Mesh size limitation, limitation for No. of Panel used
  • Vessel-related measures
    Engine Power limitation, Fishing license control, Time-Area closure
  • Fishing activity-related measures
    Temporal fishing season
The study of fluctuation of large-pelagic stock(Yellowfin, skipjack, longtail, narrow-barred spanish mackerel for optimum exploitation in the Persain Gulf and Oman Sea. Kaymaram, F., 2011. 94p.
The study of population dynamic of T.albacares in the Oman Sea. IOTC/WPTT. Kaymaram, F. and Parafkandeh, F., 2010.
Population Dynamic parameters of Thunnus tonggol in the northern Persain Gulf and Oman Sea. Working Party of Neritic Tuna/ IOTC. Kaymaram, F. and Darvishi, M., 2011.
Popoulation dynamic and biological aspects of S. commerson in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Working Party of Neritic Tuna/ IOTC. Darvishi, M., Kaymaram, F., Salarpouri, A., Behzadi, S. and Daghoghi, B., 2011.
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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