YLNG FAD Project

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.