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Jelkic D.,Kralja Petra Svacica Id | Jelkic D.,Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek | Opacak A.,Kralja Petra Svacica Id | Opacak A.,Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek | And 6 more authors.
Ribarstvo, Croatian Journal of Fisheries | Year: 2013

Official data of the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Fisheries was used in order to ana-lyze commercial fisheries on the Danube in the Republic of Croatia between 2004 and 2009 (aver-age annual catch was 39, 088.05 kg ± 7, 450.06 kg). The number of approved and used licenses varied between 19 and 25, out of a possible 30. A high per-centage of fishermen (32.28% ± 7.55%) who ignored the legal obligation to deliver full data on the catch and tools used was determined. Catch per unit ef-fort (CPUE) varied greatly with an average of 0.985 ± 0.29 kg • tool • hour1. The Fox and Schaefer models of maximum sustainable yield in the Danube indi-cate a relatively low fishing quota (42.0-44.0 t) in comparison to the anticipated (101.9-130.5 t). In order to improve fishery management, it is necessary to enhance the education and control of recreational and commercial fishermen, as well as to form a joint administrative body with the Republic of Serbia.

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