Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

November Talk: Past and present of fishing heritage and fisheries stewardship in Qatar By Dr. Ferhan Sakal and Dr Pedro Range


Date & Time: Wednesday, November 4th video Conferencing  Starting at 7 pm. 

Speakers: Dr. Ferhan Sakal, Head of Survey and Excavation, Qatar Museums & Dr.Pedro Range,Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Center, Qatar University

Registrations: Zoom Link to register for the talk: Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Synopsis of talk 

During this talk, we will inform you on anything you ever wanted to know about fish and fishing in Qatar in the past and nowadays. We will introduce you to the fishing heritage of Qatar and explain the methods used to catch fish in the past. Stone built fish traps will be the major focus of the first part of this talk, but we will also offer insight into different types of fish caught in the past. In the second part of the talk,present day fish diversity in the Arabian Gulf and in Qatar will be addressed, as well as habitat use and threats to fish populations, current fisheries management and possible strategies to improve the status of fish stocks in Qatar.

Speakers biographies

Dr. Ferhan Sakal is a Turkish German archaeologist who studied Prehistory and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Universities of Istanbul (Turkey) and Tübingen (Germany). He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Tübingen. Before moving to Qatar, he worked for several excavation projects in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Germany and was Field Director of several excavation and survey projects. He published several books, editions and articles on chronology, archaeological excavations, and material studies. Since 2013 he works for Qatar Museums and currently holds the position Head of Survey and Excavation at the Department of Archaeology.
Dr. Pedro Range is a Portuguese marine ecologist, with a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has been working in Qatar University since 2015 and is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Environmental Science Centre. His work in Qatar has been mainly focused on coral reef ecology andrestoration.


On the calendar

No events