The Red Sea Ecosystem and Fisheries by Dawit Tesfamichael, Daniel Pauly

By Dawit Tesfamichael, Daniel Pauly

This e-book is the 1st accomplished insurance of crimson Sea fisheries to notify researchers and selection makers. The purple Sea is a geologically younger sea, but in addition a space with the oldest checklist of human sea nutrition exploitation. analyzing the fisheries of the pink Sea has turn into vitally important to appreciate the environment and the direct human impression of fishing on pink Sea ecosystems. This quantity provides huge info on assorted fisheries sectors pointed out and defined for every state bordering the crimson Sea. in addition, its capture and particular composition can also be defined over the interval 1950 to 2010. mixed with the surroundings version this beneficial details can uniquely support dealing with fisheries and ecosystems of the pink Sea.

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Another institute involved in fisheries is the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), whose task is mainly to conduct research. , small-scale commercial, also called ‘semi-industrial’), subsistence (labelled ‘traditional’ in Egypt) and recreational. , the recreational fishery does not appear in the database. Sometimes, the fishery records are divided geographically for administrative purposes. In this chapter, only the division by gear type is used, because it is an important criterion which can be used in designing management tools.

In Egypt, the management of fisheries lies under the jurisdiction of the General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD), which is mandated to collect landings data. A relatively good data recording system was initiated in 1979 by the “Project for the development of fisheries in areas of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden”, but the quality of data from remote areas remains debatable. Another institute involved in fisheries is the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), whose task is mainly to conduct research.

The ‘traditional’ fishery, categorized here as subsistence fishery uses the least technologically advanced boats. Some D. F. Mehanna of its practitioners have no boats, and fish from land. Both semi-industrial and traditional fisheries are mainly reefassociated fisheries. The main fishing gears deployed by Egyptian fishers in the Red Sea are bottom trawl and purse seine (the industrial fishery), handlines, longlines and gillnets (artisanal) and a variety of gears used by the traditional subsistence fishery.

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