Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Penaeid shrimps - Tanzania
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Penaeid shrimps - Tanzania
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crevettes Penaeus
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Geographic extent of Penaeid shrimps - Tanzania
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2009
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf - Uppershelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Estuarine.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Level of uncertainty: High

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends

Catches (2007): 202t, % change from preceding year: - 35 %
Management unit: Yes
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelDepleted
Exploitation stateDepleted
Source of information
Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF THE SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN FISHERIES COMMISSION. Mombasa, Kenya, 23–25 September 2009. Rapport de la QUATRIÈME SESSION DE LA COMMISSION DES PÊCHES POUR LE SUD-OUEST DE L’OCÉAN INDIEN. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 septembre 2009.  Click to open
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