Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Sea cucumber - Seychelles (Mahe and Admirantes stocks)
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Sea cucumber - Seychelles (Mahe and Admirantes stocks)
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Sea cucumbers nei, fr - Bèches-de-mer nca, es - Cohombros de mar nep, ru - Голотурии (=морские огурцы)
Geographic extent of Sea cucumber - Seychelles (Mahe and Admirantes stocks)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Local
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateOverexploited
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 with existing reference points

Catches (2008): 467.1t, Catches (2009): 981.2t, % change from preceding year: + 110 %. Catch of Holothuria sp.nov (pentard) in 2009 was 486 t whilst MSY for the species ranges from 132 to 272 t. Catch of Holothuria fuscogilva in 2009 was 229 t whilst MSY for the species ranges from 166 to 343 t.
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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