Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Indian mackerel - Seychelles
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Indian mackerel - Seychelles
Fact Sheet Citation  
Maquereau des Indes
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FAO Names: en - Indian mackerel, fr - Maquereau des Indes, es - Caballa de la India
Geographic extent of Indian mackerel - Seychelles
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
Abundance levelPre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateModerately exploited

Value of the state refers to a group of species of which Indian Mackerel is the most important one

Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

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

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch and CPUE trends

Catches (2008): 291t, Catches (2009): 88.70t, % change from preceding year: - 70 %. CPUE variable, no clear trend
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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