Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Caramote prawn - Guinea Bissau
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2000
Caramote prawn - Guinea Bissau
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crevette cotiere (Penaeus kerathurus) en Guinee Bissau 12°18''-10°54''
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FAO Names: en - Caramote prawn, fr - Caramote, es - Langostino
Geographic extent of Caramote prawn - Guinea Bissau
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 1999
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand; Hard rocky bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal; Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
Exploitation stateFully exploited
“Rapport du Groupe de travail ad hoc sur le Merlus et les Crevettes profondes” 1899-12-30 CECAF/ECAF SERIES 97/62 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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