Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Shoemaker spinefoot - Seychelles
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Shoemaker spinefoot - Seychelles
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FAO Names: en - Shoemaker spinefoot, fr - Sigan cordonnier
Geographic extent of Shoemaker spinefoot - Seychelles
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateOverexploited

State for the group of species including Siganus sutor is Fully to Overexploited. State of Siganus is Overexploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Level of uncertainty: Intermediate

Assessment Model
Type:  Biomass-aggregated
Schaefer's model

Catches below MSY (445-471 t), derived from Schaefer models (Wakeford 2000; reported to BSFC), in 2007. Multispecies Catches (2008): 306.3t, Catches (2009): 301.50t
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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