Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Sharks - Seychelles inshore (Mahe Plateau, Amirantes, Outer Islands)
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Sharks - Seychelles inshore (Mahe Plateau, Amirantes, Outer Islands)
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Sharks, rays, skates, etc. nei, fr - Requins, raies, etc. nca, es - Tiburones, rayas, etc. nep, ru - Пластиножаберные (акулы, скаты)
Geographic extent of Sharks - Seychelles inshore (Mahe Plateau, Amirantes, Outer Islands)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Local
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelDepleted
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateDepleted
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Local

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

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends

Catches (2008): 23.90t, Catches (2009): 40.2t, % change from preceding year: + 68 %
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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