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Common octopus - Liberia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2000
Common octopus - Liberia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Poulpe (Octopus vulgaris) au Liberia 6°54''-4°20''
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Common octopus, fr - Pieuvre, es - Pulpo común
Geographic extent of Common octopus - Liberia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 1999
 
 
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal; Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m); Shelf edge.   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
FIRMS
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Bibliography
 
“Rapport du Groupe de travail ad hoc sur les Céphalopodes” Lamboeuf, M. (ed) 1997 COPACE/PACE SERIES 97/63 FAO.
“Revue sur l‘état d‘exploitation des stocks halieutiques et l‘Aménagement des pˆcheries dans la zone COPACE. Réunion COPACE. Abuja/Nigéria novembre 2000.” B. Samb, A.M. Caramelo 2000.
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