Project Location: Yemen
Project Date: 2007
Project Funding: YLNG
Project Summary: MEP designed and deployed three Fish Aggregating Devices in Al Ayn Bay Shabwa.
MEP designed and deployed three Fish Aggregating Devices in Al Ayn Bay Shabwa, to provide alternative fishing opportunities for fishermen displaced by a gas terminal development. The Pilot project was successful with fishermen increasing income from pelagic species and reducing unsustainable demersal coastal fishing. An expansion project was commissioned with 9 further FADs being deployed in the region. MEP operate a monthly monitoring program on the 12 FADs providing valuable fisheries management data to Ministry of Fishwealth and monitoring programmes for fishermen.