Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Reef fishes - Maldives
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2008
Reef fishes - Maldives
Fact Sheet Citation  
Poissons de récif
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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

Evaluación empírica
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
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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