Historical dynamic of the traditional fish landings and fishing efforts along the Omani Coast
Saud Musallam Al Jufaili
The Omani traditional fishery is an open access fishery like any other open access fisheries around the world. The current study reviews and analyses the landings and fishing effort of the traditional fisheries at the group level of, small and large pelagics and demersals between the years 1995 and 2018. The traditional fishing efforts (number of boats and fishermen) have been increasing steadily during the years. The number of fishermen increased annually between 1097 and 1126 and the number of fishing boats increased between 521 and 550. The total catch increased steadily as well reached its maximum in 2018 with a total catch of 5,22,533 tons, which recorded a 60% increment from 2017. The small-pelagic landings increased almost three-fold in 2018 as compared to 2017 landings. This study estimated the maximum sustainable yield and its affiliated effort and the findings are discussed thoroughly.
Saud Musallam Al Jufaili. Historical dynamic of the traditional fish landings and fishing efforts along the Omani Coast. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 54-61