Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

White shrimp - North Coast of Trinidad
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 1999
White shrimp - North Coast of Trinidad
Fact Sheet Citation  
White shrimp - North Coast of Trinidad (West of Saut D'eau: 61.51483° - 61.75°)
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FAO Names: en - Southern white shrimp, fr - Crevette ligubam du Sud, es - Langostino blanco sureño
Geographic extent of White shrimp - North Coast of Trinidad
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1997
Biological State and Trend

Fully to over exploited.
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Uppershelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral; Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
“Preliminary stock assessment of the shallow water shrimpo trawl fishery in the "Special Fishing Area" adjacent to the mouty of the Orinoco River (Venezuela). Technical Report of the Project for the Establishment of Data Collection Syatems and Assessment of teh Fisheries Resources” P. Lum Young, L. Ferreira and L. Maharaj 1992 Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources, Trinidad and Tobago.
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