ABSTRACT Increasingly burden of inhabitants growing in coastlines has led to damage in various mangrove expanses. Though these regions play as fish nursery grounds and are actual vital in stock assessments, there is no precise and state-of-the-art accessible information about them. Herein the catch records in the Qeshm island marine protected area (MPA) was studied by means of 11 stake-nets. Thoroughly, 81 specimens of 69 genera and 63 families were caught, which the main stream of them were discards. The salable fish were undeveloped which were frequently undersized in comparison with LM50. For Pampus argenteus as well, lone 15.3% of the caught those remained in the permissible catch size. Henceforward, this catch conformation would be there an impending hazard to fish stocks. The chief relative abundance and weight based specimens were Dussumieria acuta (10.05%) and Arius maculatus (5.9%), respectively. Encompassing seven species, the Clupeidae was the utmost rich family in the catch conformation. Ultimately, overall once yearly catch by aforementioned stake-nets surrounded by the mangrove woodlands in the Qeshm Island marine protected area was appraised to be 186.77-188.75 tonnes, approximately.