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Cobia - Tanzania, 2009
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Cobia - Tanzania, 2009
Fact Sheet Citation  
Mafou
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Cobia, fr - Mafou, es - Cobia, ru - Кобия (=нигрита)
Geographic extent of Cobia - Tanzania
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
 
 
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Depth zone: Slope - Deepslope (500 m - 1000 m); Abyssal ( >1000m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Straddling between High Seas and EEZ

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

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

Empirical Assessment
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch only

Catch (2007): 310t
Biological State and Trend
 Exploitation state: Moderately 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.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1396b/i1396b00.pdf
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