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|Commercial Fish of the Eritrean Red Sea
Amanuel Tesfamichael and Semere Haile Sebahtu
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Brief Description: This book provides a guide to some of the many commercial fishes of the Eritrean Red Sea and the marine environment they inhabit. This guide is designed as a working tool for fisheries 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 fisheries 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 colour pictures. This book is based on many years, research data collected in the Eritrean fisheries database.
About the Author:
AMANUEL TESFAMICHAEL: 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, in the Fisheries Research Unit in different sites in the entire Eritrean Red Sea coasts and islands - first stationed at Massawa, the northern port city of the Eritrean Red Sea and later at Assab, the southern port city with ample internationally joint and national marine fisheries researches. He worked as head of the research team in Assab for the past four years, he is back to Massawa 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” of its first kind in the Fisheries sector of the new Country.
SEMERE HAILE SEBAHTU: Semere Haile Sebahtu was born in January 1973, in the capital city of Eritrea, a new nation in the horn of Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and the Sudan. After completing his high school studies, he joined the only university in the country - University of Asmara where he had his first degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries.
After graduation in July 1996, he joined the Research and Training Division of the Ministry of Fisheries as Marine Biologist where, he had been participating in various research activities conducted locally or in collaboration with international institutes. During his career, he was able to gain ample knowledge and experience in the taxonomy, Biology and dynamics of the diverse species of fishes found in the Eritrean Red sea as well as in the physico-chemical aspects of the Eritrean Red Sea.
Currently the author is doing his masters in GIS and Remote Sensing at the University of Free State, South Africa.