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A report is presented of a 2 day payao harvest aboard a commercial tuna catching vessel. The design of the payao (anchored floating, bamboo raft) is outlined, the most important feature of which is hanging line with coconut leaves tied to it, serving as a fish attractor. Recommendations are made to improve the system and to make it more durable and efficient.

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The importance of coral reef systems to coastal fishery resources in the Philippines has become a focal point in certain government planning and research activities. Estimates of the contribution of reefs to the total fisheries production are based on 3 factors: reef area, maximum sustainable yield and total fisheries production. A method forthe gauging of coral reef production is presented.

An account of the fisheries in the Lake Qarun, Egypt is described in this article. As the salinity of the water increased through the years, Lake Qarun experienced significant ecological effects on its fauna and flora. The original freshwater fish fauna of the lake was drastically affected.

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