Fisheries of the Farasan Islands (Red Sea)

Gladstone, W. (2002) Fisheries of the Farasan Islands (Red Sea). Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 25(3-4), pp. 30-34.

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The fisheries of the Farasan Islands (Saudi Arabia, Red Sea) are described. The fishery resources are exploited by artisanal, investor and industrial sectors. The artisanal fishery consists mostly of line fishing around coral reefs and about half the fishing effort occurs within the proposed marine protected area (MPA). Activities by investor and industrial fisheries sector include line fishing, gill netting, fish trapping and demersal fish trawling. The relevant resource management issues that need to be addressed as part of a planning study for the establishment of a MPA are also presented. The major issues are: (1) the decline in the catch of the artisanal fishery; (2) by catch and habitat degradation; (3) sustainability in the collection of giant clams and pearl shells; and (4) the lack of information such as the importance of MPA to fisheries, stock assessment and catch and effort data. A significant role in the future management of the fisheries has been identified for the traditional representatives of the artisanal sector.

Item Type: Article
Title: Fisheries of the Farasan Islands (Red Sea)
Personal Creator/Author:
Gladstone, W.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 25
Number: 3-4
Page Range: pp. 30-34
Date: 2002
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fisheries; Artisanal fishing; Fishery management; Marine parks; Saudi Arabia, Farasan I.
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9206
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 08:22

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