The Small Scale Reef Fishery on the Central North Coast of Jamaica in 2000-2001

The Small Scale Reef Fishery on the Central North Coast of Jamaica in 2000-2001

Primary Country: Jamaica
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
This paper provides a detailed, updated status report on the fishery on the north coast of Jamaica. Five separate fishing beaches adjacent to or in Discovery Bay were examined, to assess fishing effort, catches, fishers’ incomes, as well as other social and economic indicators. (a) US$300,000 value of total catch of all fishing in study area, about 60 tons per year (b) $2400 yearly income for the average fisher shared among approximately 130 active fishers (c) $5.90/kg price of "quality" fish sold directly to consumers, and occasionally vendors, on fishing beaches (d) $4.90/kg price of "common" fish (e) $800 to $8000 as initial cost range for entering and remaining in the fishery, depending on type of boat and supplies necessary (e) the value of fish trap catch increased a little more than $4 per trap haul from 2006 to 2000-01, but there were more lower valued, or 'common' species in the catch than earlier.
Region: Americas

Publication information

Sary, Z. [Initial. Lastname] (J. Doe) “The Small Scale Reef Fishery on the Central North Coast of Jamaica in 2000-2001” Caribbean/ Eastern Pacific Office Technical Report. WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 27 pp. , 2001

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