Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
Open Access

ISSN: 2150-3508



Some Targeted Reference Points for Thin Lip Grey Mullet Liza ramada Management in Bardawil Lagoon, North Sinai, Egypt

Sahar F. Mehanna, Mohammed G. Desouky and Ahmed F. Makkey

The evaluation and management of fisheries resources require knowledge of spatial and temporal changes in the habitat-associations of fishes as well as studying the biology and dynamics of commercial fishes of that fishery. The thin lip mullet, L. ramada is one of the most important and high valued species in Bardawil lagoon, Egypt. Long term commercial catch statistics show a significant decrease in the commercial landings of grey mullet in Bardawil lagoon since 1995. By learning more about this species and protecting the habitat upon which it depends, we can ensure that this important valuable fish remains abundant. Age was determined based on scale’s readings of fish collected in May 2017 to December 2017 and in May 2018 to October 2018. Growth parameters, mortality rates, exploitation level as well as the critical lengths and ages were estimated. Based on yield per recruit analysis, the mullet fishery in Bardawil lagoon was found to be heavily exploited. The study suggested some applicable reference points for sustaining and optimizing the thin lip grey mullet yield in Bardawil lagoon.