Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Coastal shrimps - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2016
Coastal shrimps - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crevettes côtières - République démocratique du Congo
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Geographic extent of Coastal shrimps - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2010
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateUncertain/Not assessed
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

In these groups we include other fleets targeting Penaeus notialis, which were not considered in Section 6.3 of FAO, 2015, because the catch data available comprise a sum of species captured in the same zones and with the same fishing gears, but the catches have not been separated into species. The main species are Parapenaeopsis atlantica, Penaeus notialis and P. monodon combined. The Penaeus notialis is the most important species.
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 8tonnes2001
Catch 64tonnes2002
Catch 98tonnes2003
Catch 104tonnes2004
Catch 1214tonnes2005
Catch 1369tonnes2006
Catch 2596tonnes2007
Catch 3417tonnes2008
Catch 5883tonnes2009
Catch 7438tonnes2010

Assessment year: 2011
The CECAF Working Groups have adopted the following Biological Reference Points (BRPs):
- Limit Reference points: BMSY and FMSY
- Target Reference Points: B0.1 and F0.1
Stock status is assigned based on current estimates of fishing mortality (Fcur) and biomass (Bcur) relative to these target and limit reference points (Bcur/BMSY, Fcur/FMSY, Bcur/B0.1, Fcur/F0.1). The results from the stock assessment of this stock are found under the “Biological state and trend section”.
Assessment Model
Type:  Biomass-aggregated
Schaefer dynamic production model

The total catch and the CPUE of the Congolese artisanal fleet were used.
Overall Assessment Results

The model is fitted to the data available. The Working Group has decided that the results are not realistic and rejects the assessment.
Scientific Advice

The data provided to the Working Group for the Democratic Republic of Congo was insufficient to allow any analysis.
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
FAO. 2016. Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic, Report of the seventh session of the Scientific Sub-Committee, Tenerife, Spain, 14–16 October 2015 / Comité des pêches pour l’Atlantique Centre-Est Rapport de la septième session du Sous-Comité scientifique. Tenerife, Espagne 14-16 octobre 2015. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report / FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture No. 1128. Rome, Italy.  Click to open
FAO. 2015. Report of the FAO/CECAF Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Resources – Subgroup South. Accra, Ghana, 15–24 November 2011 / Rapport du Groupe de travail FAO/COPACE sur l’évaluation des ressources démersales – Sous-groupe Sud. Accra, Ghana, 15-24 novembre 2011. CECAF/ECAF Series/COPACE/PACE Séries. No. 15/76. Rome, Italy/Italie.  Click to open
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