Commercial Fish of the Eritrean Red Sea

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Apex, 2006 - Nature - 266 pages
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This book provides a guide to some of the many commercial fish of the Eritrean Red Sea and the marine environment they inhabit. This guide is designed as a working tool for fishery workers, investors and a general reader who is interested in identifying some of the many different fish species of the Eritrean Red Sea. This book will play a part in the wise and sustainable exploitation of the fishery’s resources of the country and hence contribute to global, regional and local conservation of the fishery resources. A total of 221 species belonging to 63 families from crustaceans, cephalopods, cartilaginous and bony fishes (including ornamental fishes) are described and illustrated with their color pictures. This book is based on many years of research data collected in the Eritrean fisheries database.

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Amanuel Tesfamichael was born in Eritrea, a new country in NE Africa in September 1973. After completing his Secondary Education, he has joined the University of Asmara, Eritrea, and graduated in 1995 with the field of Marine Biology and Fisheries. After his graduation, he joined the Ministry of Fisheries (then named as Ministry of Marine Resources) in the Research and Training Division. For the past four years, he has worked as head of the research team in Assab. He is now working as head of the Fisheries Research Unit and manager for the Eritrean Fisheries Data Base System in Massawa. Amanuel was able to collect, collate and analyze seven years data and present it in the present book named as Commercial Fishes of the Eritrean Red Sea.

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