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Shrimps, lobsters and crabs - Comoros
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Shrimps, lobsters and crabs - Comoros
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crustacés, crevette, langouste et crabe
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Geographic extent of Shrimps, lobsters and crabs - Comoros
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Management unit: No        Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Abundance levelPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Aq Res State Trend
Exploitation stateUnderexploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Depth zone: Coastal - Shallow waters, inshore (0 m - 50 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

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

Assessment Model
Type:  Biomass-aggregated
Surplus production model

For prawns, MSY is based on surplus production model using data from 2001-2002 surveys. Catches (1994): some tens of tonnes, increase in the range of 3 to 5 %
Management unit: No
Source of information
FAO Subregional Office for Southern Africa/Bureau sous-régional pour l'Afrique australe. 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. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l'aquaculture. No. 924. Harare, FAO. 2010. 48 p. Click to open
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