Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 1,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

The optimal exploitation of fishery resources in Persian Gulf coastal bays


Caramolah Daneshfard 1, Yaghoob Zeraatkish 2*, Mehde Hoseiny Farahy 3, Seid Mostafa Akbary 3, Mehrdad Morady 3

Recieved Date: 2010-09-10, Accepted Date: 2011-01-19


The fishery in Persian Gulf is a main source of income, employment and protein to people and fishers. Various overall indicators, such as virtual evaporation of convinced important species and continuous decrease in the size of harvested fish, show that the fishery is not being exploited on a sustainable basis. In order to achieve a sustainable rational and responsible exploitation, the design of management policies is required. Optimal management policies have been planned by means of multi-criteria decision-making techniques. In order to do so, we have taken into account the biological, economic and political objectives. However, these objectives often conflict, owing to the various opinions of the numerous stakeholders. It would become visible that the techniques existing in the field of multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) are well suited to the investigation and determination of fisheries management regimes. The purpose of this paper was to present a goal programming (GP) model to evaluate fishery management and associated activities and their economic, environmental and political impacts on Persian Gulf. The GP model was planned to show how GP can be used as a help to solve fishery management and associated activities with various objectives. The method allows us to determine the optimal solution, based on the weight of the goals in decision-making fisheries in Persian Gulf.


Fisheries management,  goal programming, Persian Gulf

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 757-761

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