Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Penaeus shrimps - Nigeria
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 1999
Penaeus shrimps - Nigeria
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crevette blanche (Penaeus spp) au Nigeria 6°23''-4°41''
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FAO Names: en - Penaeus shrimps nei, fr - Crevettes Penaeus nca, es - Langostinos Penaeus nep
Geographic extent of Penaeus shrimps - Nigeria
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 1998
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: No
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
Exploitation stateOverexploited
“Report of the Workshop on the Assessment and Management of Shrimps and Crabs in Southwest Africa (Luanda, Angola, 8-12 Marc 1999).” A.M. Caramelo, M. Lamboeuf and M. Tandstad 1999 GCP/RAF/302/EEC FAO.
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