Small Pelagic Fisheries in Bay Area

This paper was published as Suadi, 2002, Small Pelagic Fisheries in Bay Area: A Case Study at Sape Bay West Nusa Tenggara. Journal of Fisheries Science IV(1): 27 -32. (In Indonesian)


The aims of this research were to know the state of pelagic fishery and social economic aspek of resources exploitation. To examine these issues the research combined survey and descriptive analytic methods. Gordon-Schaefer model applied to analyze the state of fishery and analytical descriptive to explained the relationship of the phenomena’s. Data collection was based on indepth interview and recording of District Fishery Service’s. Pelagic fishes been analyzed were anchovies (Stolephorus sp.), squids (Loligo sp.), and mackerels (Rastrelliger sp.). Pelagic fisheries at Sape Bay had been exploited above maximum TAC mainly 80% of MSY. MSY of anchovies (Stolephorus sp.) reached 2324,9 ton at number of effort 56534 trip and MEY 2172,3 ton at number of effort 42144 trips. MSY of squids (Loligo sp.) is 455,0 ton at number of effort 12183 trip and MEY 449,0 ton at number of effort 10780 trips. The number of trips are equal to Bagan Perahu trips.The model was not applicable to account the MSY and MEY of mackerels (Rastrelliger sp.). The continuing increased of effort will cause the rapid depletion of stock and decreasing of economic rent. Beside face the decreasing of catch per unit of effort, the increasing of competition on fishing ground with marine culture (pearl culture) have resulted fisher stresses. The integrated policy and management are needed to solve these problems and to avoid social riots and the tragedy of the commons occurred.

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