The Fishing Effort of the Fisheries Sector in the Iraqi Marine Waters

Audai Qasim
2021 Basic and Applied Sciences - Scientific Journal of King Faisal University  
The study examined the Iraqi sea fishing effort, which is the number of vessels, fishing boats and fishermen, and its relationship with the amount of fishing in the Iraqi marine water. The total catch was estimated to be a unit of catch per unit effort (CPUE), where August recorded the highest values and February recorded the lowest. The results showed an increase in fishing efforts, which was represented by the total number of fishing boats compared to previous years, as it recorded 946 boats
more » ... recorded 946 boats in the 2019 fishing season with a decrease in the total production of the catch. Additionally, production maintained its annual rates as it recorded 3391, 3992 and 3394 tons for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively. The study relied on data from the fish landing site in the province of Faw in southern Iraq. The results showed that there was significant pressure on fish stocks, which requires the development of laws regulating the catches for sustainable production to ensure the prosperity of society.
doi:10.37575/b/sci/0003 fatcat:xta2b2lkizhbzhzkjf2u3hq5vi