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Iran Barrier nets for demersal resources fishery - Gulf Iranian waters
Fishery  Fact Sheet
RECOFI Fisheries Reports 2012
Iran Barrier nets for demersal resources fishery - Gulf Iranian waters
Fact Sheet Citation  
صيد منابع كفزي (مشتا)
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Location of Iran Barrier nets for demersal resources fishery - Gulf Iranian waters

Geographic reference:  Iran
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 Iranian waters; Gulf subarea; Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

Seasonality: June-March (Mainly …

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Lizardfishes nei; Threadfin and dwarf breams nei; Haemulidae …  

Associated Species: Groupers, seabasses nei; Snappers, jobfishes nei; Emperors(=Scavengers) nei …  

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Non-fishing vessels nei
Fishery Indicators
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; Hard rocky bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal Intertidal.   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geo References for: Gulf Iranian waters
Vessel Type
Non-fishing vessels nei
Flag State
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
2 (2011) 
June-March (Mainly 8 month of the year)

Environmental limitations

No limitation (peak fishing season in Winter and Spring)
Hormozgan Ports
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
EmploymentNumber of fishermen 1288 [Estimated total crew]Persons2010
ProductionLanded Volume 494tonnes2011
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).  
Abundance of demersal resources in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Journal of Marine Biological Associations(JMBA). Valinassab, T., Daryanabard, R., Dehghani, R. and Pierce J.G., 2006.
Biomass estimation and stock assessment of demersal resources in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Final report, Iranian Fisheries Research Organization. Valinassab T., 2012. 352p.
Catch and Fishery statististics. Iran Fishery Organization. Planning and Budjet Department, 2011. 60p.
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