Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Prawns - Ungwana bay
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Prawns - Ungwana bay
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Penaeid shrimps nei, fr - Crevettes pénéidés nca, es - Camarones peneídos nep
Geographic extent of Prawns - Ungwana bay
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Local
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
No or low fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Local

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

Assessment Model
Type:  Biomass-aggregated
Surplus production model

MSY 450t based on surplus production model using data from 2001-2002 surveys (for commercial prawn trawl fishery)
Source of information
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 open
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