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Spiny and rock lobsters - Somalia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Spiny and rock lobsters - Somalia
Fact Sheet Citation  
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Spiny lobsters nei, fr - Langoustes diverses nca, es - Langostas diversas nep
Geographic extent of Spiny and rock lobsters - Somalia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2009
 
 
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
Assessment
Level of uncertainty: High

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch only

Measure of abundance is based on the estimates set by the outdated Dr. Frederic Nansen research in the Somali coast, 1974-84 (since there are no other data available): 15-18000t
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
FIRMS
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
FAO
Exploitation stateOverexploited
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 openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1396b/i1396b00.pdf
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