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Southern spiny lobster - South Africa Eastern
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Southern spiny lobster - South Africa Eastern
Fact Sheet Citation  
Langouste du Sud
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FAO Names: en - Southern spiny lobster, fr - Langouste du Sud, es - Langosta del Sur, ar - جراد البحر جنوبي, zh - 南非真龙虾
Geographic extent of Southern spiny lobster - South Africa Eastern
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Local
Management unit: Yes        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.   Depth zone: Shelf (50 m - 200 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Local

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Level of uncertainty: High

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch and CPUE trends

Catches (2009): 346t, % change from preceding year: - 18 %. Measure of abundance: CPUE
Management unit: Yes
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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