'Fisheries creel survey at Abemama Island' March 2018

A survey mission has been completed by the Research Unit of the Coastal Fisheries Division (CFD) of MFMRD on Abemama Island, collecting information on the reefs and lagoon fish from fishermen; collecting bonefish for biological sampling; and for training of new project recruit (Fisheries Extension Assistant) on creel surveys to complement the CFD ongoing monitoring surveys. A creel survey was carried out for the purpose of documenting demographic and fishing behavior, catch size and weight, effort (fishing time spent and gears used) and fisher’s perception on status of marine resource. The team carried out18 surveys at different villages including Kabangaki, Baretoa, Tekatirirake and Tabiang.