Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Reef fishes - Maldives
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Reef fishes - Maldives
Fact Sheet Citation  
Poissons de récif
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Species: Reef fishes
Geographic extent of Reef fishes - Maldives
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2009
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

Reef fishes are divided into 3 groups based on their weight:
  • Group 1: large fishes with average weight estimated 20 Kg
  • Group 2: medium size with average weight estimated 1.1 Kg
  • Group 3: small fishes with average weight estimated 0.15 Kg

Level of uncertainty: High

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends

Catches (group 1,2,3): 16695t, 2152t, 979t, % change from preceding year: - 52 % (group 1), + 11 % (group 2), - 41% (group 3)
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. 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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