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Iran Beach seine for small pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Iran Beach seine for small pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
صيد سطحزيان ريز (جل ساردين)
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Location of Iran Beach seine for small pelagic fishery - Gulf and Oman Sea Iranian waters

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

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Beach seines
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: Indian oil sardine; Sind sardinella; Rainbow sardine …  

Associated Species: Orangemouth anchovy; Indian anchovy

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Non-fishing vessels nei
Fishery Indicators
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.   Bottom type: Soft bottom.   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 and Oman Sea Iranian waters
Vessel Type
Non-fishing vessels nei
Flag State
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
9 persons (2011)
Fishing Gear
Beach seines
Throughout the year but the level of catch quantity decline during August to September

Environmental limitations

No limitation (peak fishing season in Winter and Spring)
Hormozgan Ports
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 1755 [Estimated total crew]Persons2010
ProductionLanded Volume 4219tonnes2011
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)
  • Gear-related measures
    Gear Type
  • Fishing activity-related measures
    Temporal fishing season
A survey on small pelagic resources (sardine and anchovy) in the north of Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Final report, Iranian Fisheries Research Organization. Salarpouri, A., 2011. 156p.
Catch and Fishery statististics. Iran Fishery Organization. Planning and Budjet Department, 2011. 60p.
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