ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Small-scale fisheries of Lake Bardawill, Egypt

SSF Profile

Small-scale fisheries of Lake Bardawill, Egypt | 2001
Fishery name Small-scale fisheries of Lake Bardawill, Egypt
SSF Defined? Yes
SSF Definition (if applicable)
Data time frame 2001
Contributor aquageimprove (Mohamed E. Megahed)
Contribution date 01/17/2019
Geographic Scope
Local Lake Bardawil Rural, less developed Egypt
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Lagoon
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Artisanal
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Hooks and lines
Seine nets
Main SSF vessel type(s): Fibreglass - 1228 Vessels
Average length of SSF vessel: 6 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 10 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 2 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 180 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 4000 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 100 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: Percent
Total number of households in the location: 20000 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: 90 Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: 70 Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 20 Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: 40 Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: 50 Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Animal/livestock husbandry - 90 Percent of women involved (%):
Small trade - 50 Percent of women involved (%):
Small own-business - 70 Percent of women involved (%):
Tourism-related activities
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 1 Percent
Sold in local markets - 10 Percent
Sold to outside markets - 80 Percent
Going to non-food uses - 1 Percent
Other: 8 - 8 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: More than 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Highly (fishers are well recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? Yes
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Co-management/co-governance
Community-based management
Self governance
Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: Individual
Access held by SS fishers: Not secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Seasonal closure
Area closure
Gear restriction
Vessel restriction
Community-based rights systems
Marine protected areas
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Food security (availability, accessibility, safety, etc.)
Markets (access, price, monopoly, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes
Land-based pollution, coastal erosion
Poor governance (lack of accountability, transparency, rules of law, etc.)
Stakeholder conflicts (between different resource users and interest groups, including conservation and tourism)

Common species name: Sea bream     Scientific/Latin species name: Sparus aurata    Landings (t): 303
Common species name: Grey mullet     Scientific/Latin species name: Mugil cephalus    Landings (t): 576
Common species name: Soles     Scientific/Latin species name: Solea vulgaris    Landings (t): 281
Common species name: Green tiger shrimp; Japonicus shrimp     Scientific/Latin species name: Penaeus semisulcatus; Penaeus japonicus    Landings (t): 1569
Common species name: Crab     Scientific/Latin species name: Callinects sapidus    Landings (t): 1343
General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD) Type: State/government department Scope: Local
Non-governmental organizations Type: Other Scope: Local
External links
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