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NameMarine Fisheries Development Project in Red Sea State
DescriptionBackground: Red Sea state fisheries cover six localities, namely Agig, Tokar, Suakin, Port Sudan, Gabiat Amaadin and Halaib. Fishing places are divided into artisanal and industrial fisheries. Marsas, coral and isles are the main fishing sites for artisanal fisheries. It has 2000 fishers using 600 fishing boats and the main fishing gears used are fishing lines, gillnets, mullet nets and cast nets. The annual fish catch ranges from 370 tones to 600 tones with a potential of reaching up to 3500 tones. Industrial fisheries surface area estimated for trawlers are 700 km2 and the fishing season starts from November to mid May. The number of trawlers does not exceed 18 vessels and they yield not less than 900 tones, with a potential of reaching up to 1500 tones. In addition, pearl culture is located in Dungonab bay north of Port Sudan for about 167 km, which was introduced in 1980s to family farms to boost personal income and to introduce pearl culture to areas around. The activity was halted in 2001 due to marketing reasons. Shrimp fisheries are also present in the area and are divided into artisanal and industrial. The annual yield is about 12 tones and 53 tones respectively. Furthermore, 10% out of total fishers are working in fishing and processing of sea cucumber, however, high prices and high demand for sea cucumber led to overfishing, consequently a negative effect on marine ecosystem.
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