Biological State and Trend
In the Cape Verde area, the most important
fisheries are those for tunas, with mean estimated
catch of 4 000t in the last 10 years. Spiny lobsters
) are now considered to be
overexploited and a freeze in fishing effort has
been recommended. In 2001 demersal catch was
21 percent of the total catch in the artisanal
fishey. The estimated potentials for demersal are
3 000 to 5 000t and for small pelagic 4 500 to
6 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.
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.