Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Emperor red snapper - Seychelles (Mahe Plateau)
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Emperor red snapper - Seychelles (Mahe Plateau)
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Emperor red snapper, fr - Vivaneau bourgeois, es - Pargo imperial, ar - عصموديّ إمبراطور, zh - 川纹笛鲷
Geographic extent of Emperor red snapper - Seychelles (Mahe Plateau)
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        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

Fully to Overexploited. Stock requires urgent management. 
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: Yes
Level of uncertainty: High

Assessment Model
Type:  Size-structured
Per recruit assessment

Per recruit assessments (Grandcourt et al. 2008) indicate over-exploitation in recent years. Catches in 2007 more than 4 times greater than revised MSY estimate (208 t). Catches (2008): 830.1t, Catches (2009): 513.60t, % change from preceding year: - 38 %
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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