Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Spiny lobster - Antigua
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2004
Spiny lobster - Antigua
Fact Sheet Citation  
Spiny lobster of Antigua EEZ
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FAO Names: en - Caribbean spiny lobster, fr - Langouste blanche, es - Langosta común del Caribe
Geographic extent of Spiny lobster - Antigua
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2003
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateOverexploited

Maximum catches 1999.
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Seegrass; Coral reefs.   Depth zone: Coastal - Shallow waters; inshore waters (0 m - 50 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal invertebrates.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
“CFRAMP Conch and Lobster terminal Workshop (2001)” 2001 CFRAMP.
“FIGIS Country profile fact sheet Antigua and Barbuda” Faure, V. 2002 Click to
“Report of the CFU/FAO Fisheries Statistics and Data Management Workshop. University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 10-12 March 2003” FAO 2004 FAO Fish. Rep. No. 729. Rome, FAO. 2004. 29 p. FAO Click to open
“World markets and industry of selected commercially-exploited aquatic species with and international conservation profile” Catarci, C. 2004 FAO Fish. Circ. No. 990. Rome, FAO. 2004. 186 p. FAO Click to open
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