Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical. Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.
Jurisdictional distribution: Straddling between High Seas and EEZ
Considered a single stock: No
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.
Type: Expert judgement
Catch trends, Total landings
Catches (2009): 84t, % Change from preceding year: - 16 %
Biological State and Trend
Exploitation state: Overexploited
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. http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1396b/i1396b00.pdf