An Economic and Indicative Analysis of Fish Production from Bardawil Lake

Document Type : Original Article


1 Human Development and Economics Dept, Faculity of Fish Resources, Suez Univ, P.B. Box 43221, Suez, Egypt

2 Department of Economics and Rural Development - Faculty of Environmental Agriculture - University of Al-Arish


The research problem is summarized in the fluctuation of fish quantity produced from Bardwell Lake and inability of the fishing units to achieve the most profitable production despite the increase in the number of fishing boats. The study mainly aimed to conduct an economic and indicative analysis of fish production from Bardwell Lake. To achieve this objective the study was divided into the following subgoals: studying the seasonal fluctuations in production, the factors affecting fish production within the study sample, estimating the costs of marine fish caught in season 2019, studying the problems and obstacles facing fishermen and establishing a proposed visualization for developing Bardwell Lake. The research relied on achieving its goals by using statistical simple and multiple methods i.e. linear and cubic forms to study each of seasonality of production, the most important factors affecting fish production in Bardwell Lake, and estimating the production costs of fishing units used in fish production. A surplus production model, "Schaeffer," was used to estimate the optimum catch size. The study reached the following results: The annual production of the fishing unit increases with increasing the number of fishing boats, the volume of labor on the fishing vessel, the depth of the water column, the number of hours per fishing and the number of years of experience of the fisherman. Although the fishing units operating in Bardwell Lake achieve profits, these units do not produce the optimum production volume.