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Crabs - Kenya, 2009
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Crabs - Kenya, 2009
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crabes
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Species:
Decapoda
FAO Names:
Geographic extent of Crabs - Kenya
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
 
 
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

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. There are few formal stock assessments and the ones that have been done are restricted spatial and species coverage. 
Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends, Total landings

Catches (2009): 117t, % Change from preceding year: - 15 %
Biological State and Trend
 Exploitation state: Fully exploited 
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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