Performance, Potential and Prospects of Fisheries Sector in Eritrea Public Deposited

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The authors are grateful to Ministry of Marine Resources of Eritrea for providing the necessary data and NEPAD for funding the participation in the IIFET 2012 Tanzania Conference.

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  • Fish is important from the point of view of food and nutritional security, especially in developing countries. Most of the countries having sea gates and those having lakes are using different methods and techniques to exploit their fisheries sector to achieve their food security. Eritrea as one of the countries that has sea gate, also aims at using its fisheries resources to tackle the question of food security. It has a coastline that is more than 1,100 km long. The Red Sea is one of the underexploited potential fisheries resources in Eritrea. It is stated that Eritrea has the potential of maximum sustainable yield of 80,000 metric tons. But so far, research shows, the Eritrean fisheries sector is exploiting only 13% of this potential. So the Eritrean fishery is not yet optimally exploited. Therefore, it is an underutilized resource of the country. It does not yet contribute much towards food security of the country. This paper will examine the performance, potential and prospects of Eritrean fisheries and look at the main physical constraints in fish production such as the crafts and gear used in fishing. The paper also looks into the relationship of these factors to total fish landed in the country and the necessary steps that has to be taken to enhance fisheries production in the country. Keywords: Fisheries development, artisanal fisheries, mechanized fisheries, Eritrea
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