Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Flat fish - Tanzania
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Flat fish - Tanzania
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Flatfishes nei, fr - Poissons plats nca, es - Peces planos nep, ru - Камбалообразные
Geographic extent of Flat fish - Tanzania
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2009
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

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

Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
No or low fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
Exploitation stateFully 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 open
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