Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

White shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2004
White shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Fact Sheet Citation  
White shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta (between 8.64761° - 10.67287° N)
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FAO Names: en - Southern white shrimp, fr - Crevette ligubam du Sud, es - Langostino blanco sureño
Geographic extent of White shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1997
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
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
“An analysis of an inshore population of Penaeus subtilis in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad” B. Fabres 1988 FAO Fish Rep No. 389 FAO.
“Venezuela: shrimp and groundfish fisheries” J.J. Alio 2001 FAO Fish Rep No. 651 FAO Click to open
“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.
“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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