Biological State and Trend
In the Cape Verde area, the most importantfisheries are those for tunas, with mean estimatedcatch of 4 000t in the last 10 years. Spiny lobsters(Palinurus charlestoni
) are now considered to beoverexploited and a freeze in fishing effort hasbeen recommended. In 2001 demersal catch was21 percent of the total catch in the artisanalfishey. The estimated potentials for demersal are3 000 to 5 000t and for small pelagic 4 500 to6 500t (Carvalho, Morais and Nascimento, 1999).
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Unspecified. Depth zone: Unspecified. Horizontal distribution: Unspecified. Vertical distribution: Unspecified.
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified
Considered a single stock: No
Source of information
FAO Marine Resources Service, Fishery Resources Division. “Review of the state of world marine fishery resources” FAO Fisheries Technical Paper.
No. 457. Rome, FAO. 2005. 235p. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5852e/Y5852E04.pdf
The bibliographic references are available through the hyperlink displayed in "Source of Information".
“Migration des pcheurs en Afrique de l'Ouest” Haakonsen, J.M. et Diaw, C. 1991.
“Fishery Country Profile” 2003 FAO.