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Rock and spiny lobsters - Kenya, 2009
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Rock and spiny lobsters - Kenya, 2009
Fact Sheet Citation  
Langoustes tropicales
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Spiny lobsters nei, fr - Langoustes diverses nca, es - Langostas diversas nep
Geographic extent of Rock and spiny lobsters - Kenya
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Management unit: Yes
 
 
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Straddling between High Seas and EEZ

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Assessment
Level of uncertainty: High


The assessment is based on total landings from the entire coastline.
Spiny lobster fishery of Lamu District has undergone the pre-assessment, is currently undergoing a full stock assessment and the development of a management in order to undergo MSC certification process.
Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends, Total landings

Catches (2009): 84t, % Change from preceding year: - 16 %
Management
Management unit: Yes
Biological State and Trend
 Exploitation state: Overexploited 
Bibliography
 
Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF THE SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN FISHERIES COMMISSION. Mombasa, Kenya, 23–25 September 2009. Rapport de la QUATRIÈME SESSION DE LA COMMISSION DES PÊCHES POUR LE SUD-OUEST DE L’OCÉAN INDIEN. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 septembre 2009.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1396b/i1396b00.pdf
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