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Cuttlefish - Ghana and Benin
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2005
Cuttlefish - Ghana and Benin
Fact Sheet Citation  
Seiche (Sepia spp) au Ghana et Benin 5°07''-6°05'' et 6°16°-6°23''
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FAO Names: en - Cuttlefish, bobtail squids nei, fr - Seiches, sépioles nca, es - Sepias,choquitos,globitos nep, ru - Каракатицы, сепиолиды
Geographic extent of Cuttlefish - Ghana and Benin
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2004
Biological State and Trend

Overexploited in Ghana.
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); 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: No
“Report of the working group on the demersal fishery resources in the western gulf of Guinea and Sherbro statistical divisions.” 1992 CECAF/ECAF SERIES 91/55 FAO.
“Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF CECAF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE ACCRA, GHANA, 24-26 OCTOBER 2005” FAO 2006 FAO fisheries technical paper 457 FAO.
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