Table 1: Total catch and effort data of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, from Fish trawlers. (Source: Statistics of Marine Fisheries Department, Chittagong, Bangladesh).

YearNumber of trawlersCatch (tonnes)Effort (days)CPUE

1985-198614550017833.085
1986-198718476923512.028
1987-198819439323311.885
1988-198989316171.509
1989-1990821059902.126
1990-19911215327212.125
1991-199214197414211.389
1992-199312254515451.647
1993-199411330512282.691
1994-199514440413543.253
1995-199612456814323.19
1996-199714579316563.498
1997-199813751518564.049
1998-199918668021363.127
1999-200021801725173.185
2000-2001311602738714.14
2001-2002361658648413.426
2002-2003421942854143.588
2003-2004492320762843.693
2004-2005682589585353.034
2005-20067827096114692.363
2006-20078829446114622.569
2007-20089529176133682.183