Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2004
Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Fact Sheet Citation  
Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta (between 8.64761° - 10.67287° N)
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FAO Names: en - Southern brown shrimp, fr - Crevette grise du Sud, es - Camarón café sureño
Geographic extent of Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1996
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Unspecified.   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
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“Techno-economic performance of marine capture fisheries” U. Tietze, J. Prado, J.M. Le Ry and R. Lasch (eds) 2001 FIRM/R526 Suppl. FAO Click to open
“National Report for Trinidad and Tobago. Prepared for the First Annual CRFM Scientific Meeting. Kingstown, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, June 28-30, 2004” L. Ferreira, L. Martin, S. Soomai, E. Mohammed 2004 Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources; Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago).
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