Expansion of fisheries in Qatar (1980-1992): Growth of an artisanal fleet and closure of a trawling company

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contributor.author Al-Ansi, M. en_US
contributor.author Priede, I.G. en_US
date.accessioned 2009-12-29T09:32:03Z en_US
date.available 2009-12-29T09:32:03Z en_US
date.issued 1995-03-09 en_US
identifier.citation Al-Ansi, M., & Priede, I. G. (1996). Expansion of fisheries in Qatar (1980–1992): growth of an artisanal fleet and closure of a trawling company. Fisheries Research, 26(1–2), 101–111 en_US
identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0165-7836(95)00396-7 en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10565 en_US
description.abstract Total fish landings in Qatar increased from 1736 t per annum in 1980 to 7845 t in 1992. Ninetythree percent of this growth was due to an increase in the artisanal fleet exemplified by increases in: (i) numbers of vessels from 174 to 422; (ii) number of fishermen from 573 to 1962; (iii) mean power from 30 to 67 kW. The Qatar National Fishing Company (QNFC) fleet of trawlers ceased operation in 1992 when market share by value of catch had declined to 4.6%. The artisanal fleet landed a greater variety of high value species. Catch per unit effort (CPUE) of the trawlers showed no signs of decline but the average was 30% of values reported during trials in the 1970s. The CPUE was highest from January to April (124.3 kg h-1) and lowest in October (100.4 kg h-1). en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Elsevier Science B. V. en
subject Artisanal en_US
subject Catch en_US
subject Fisheries en_US
subject Gulf en_US
subject Qatar en_US
subject Trawler en_US
subject Catch per unit effort en_US
title Expansion of fisheries in Qatar (1980-1992): Growth of an artisanal fleet and closure of a trawling company en_US
type Article en_US


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