Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Octopus - Seychelles (Granitic Islands)
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Octopus - Seychelles (Granitic Islands)
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FAO Names: en - Octopuses nei, fr - Poulpes nca, es - Pulpos nep
Geographic extent of Octopus - Seychelles (Granitic Islands)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Local
Reference year: 2009
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 and CPUE trends

Catches (2008): 41.3t, Catches (2009): 17t, % change from preceding year: - 59 %. CPUE declined in 2009 by about 13 % compared to the previous year. However CPUE in 2008 was the highest in the last ten years at almost 17 kg per man hour.
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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