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Seabob - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2001
Seabob - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta
Fact Sheet Citation  
Seabob - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta (4.18579°N, 51.61377°W - 8.64761° N, 60.35913°W)
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FAO Names: en - Atlantic seabob, fr - Crevette seabob atlantique, es - Camarón siete barbas
Geographic extent of Seabob - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1996
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNot applicable
Abundance levelNot applicable
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateUncertain
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Deep shelf (100 m - 200 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral; Neritic.   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
“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
“FAO/Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission. Regional reviews and national management reports. Fourth Workshop on the Assessment and Management of Shrimp and Groundfish Resources on the Brazil-Guianas Shelf, Cumana, Venezuela, 2-13 October 2000” FAO 2001 FIRM/R651 FAO Click to open
“Surveys of the Fish Resources in the Shelf Areas Between Suriname and Colombia 1988” Institute of Marine Research, Bergen 1989 Institute of Marine Research, Bergen.
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