Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Pink shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2004
Pink shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Fact Sheet Citation  
Pink shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta (between 8.64761° - 10.67287°N)
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FAO Names: en - Southern pink shrimp, fr - Crevette rose du Sud, es - Camarón rosado sureño
Geographic extent of Pink shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 2004
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
“The southern pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus notialis) and Atlantic seabob (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) fisheries of Trinidad and Tobago. In Report of the First Annual CRFM (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism) Scientific Meeting, 28-30 June, 2004. St. Vincent and the Grenadines” L. Ferreira and P. Medley 2004 CRFM.
“An analysis of an inshore population of Penaeus subtilis in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad” B. Fabres 1988 FAO Fish Rep No. 389 FAO.
“Analysis of industrial trawl and artisanal fisheries of whitemouth croaker (Micropogonias furnieri) of Venezuela and trinidad and Tobago in the Gulf of Paria and Orinoco River” J.J. Alio, l. Marcano, S. Soomai, T. Phillips, D. Altuve, R. Alvarez, D. Die and K. Cochrane 2000 FAO Fish Rep No. 628 FAO Click to open
“Evaluation of the white shrimp (Penaeus schmitti) stock within the Orinoco Delta and Gulf of Paria region In FAO/Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission. National reports presented and stock assessment reports prepared at the CFRAMP/FAO/DANIDA Stock Assessment Workshop on the Shrimp and Groundfish Resources of the Guiana-Brazil, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 7-18 April, 1997.” J.J. Alio, L.A. Marcano, J. Paez, D. Altuve, N.M. Ehrhardt 1999 FAO Fish Rep No. 600 FAO Click to open
“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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