The fishing sector in the Gaza Strip is considered one important economic resource, a source of income and it participates in supporting the Palestinian Gross Domestic Product. It provides employment opportunities for a large number of fishermen and workers in the fishing industry, such as fish sale, construction and maintenance of boats and fishing equipment. The fishing sector also contributes to the support of Palestinian food security through the provision of animal protein from fish.
It is no secret that fishing is important for the Gaza Strip through different periods of time. Fishing craft in the Gaza Strip is not easy and is involving a high-risk profession; however, fishermen in the Gaza Strip prefers the sea to any other work.