Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical. Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.
Jurisdictional distribution: National
Considered a single stock: Yes
Level of uncertainty: High
Stock assessments conducted in 2007 for the period 2004-2006 revealed overfishing in some years (2004) against management indicators (Lc50/ Lm50 in conjunction with F/M) while in more recent years these had not been exceeded but were borderline (reported to BSFC). YPR models at a finer spatial are recommended.
Type: Expert judgement
Catches (2008): 658t, Catches (2009): 454.70t, % change from preceding year: - 31 %
Biological State and Trend
Exploitation state: Fully exploited
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. http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1396b/i1396b00.pdf