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Deep-water rose shrimp - Morocco
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2016
Deep-water rose shrimp - Morocco
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crevette rose du large (Parapenaeus longirostris) - Maroc
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
Monitoring periodPreviously monitored as: Deepwater rose shrimp - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Related observationsLocate in inventorydisplay tree map
FAO Names: en - Deep-water rose shrimp, fr - Crevette rose du large, es - Gamba de altura, ar - إيربيان وردية أعماق المياه, zh - 长额拟对虾, ru - Креветка розовая глубоководная

Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch
Geographic extent of Deep-water rose shrimp - Morocco
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2012
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateFcur/F0.1 = 164% ; Fcur/FMSY = 147%Not applicable
Abundance levelBcur/B0.1 = 67% ; Bcur/BMSY = 73%Not applicable
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateOverexploited

Fcur/F0.1: Ratio between the observed fishing mortality coefficient during the last year of the series and F0.1.
Fcur/FMSY: Ratio between the observed fishing mortality coefficient during the last year of the series and the coefficient that would give a maximum sustainable yield over the long term.
Bcur/B0.1: Ratio between the estimated biomass for the last year and the biomass corresponding to F0.1.
Bcur/BMSY: Ratio between the estimated biomass for the last year and the biomass corresponding to FMSY.
Unless otherwise indicated, the indicators were based on the Schaefer dynamic production stock assessment model.
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Temperate.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf (50 m - 200 m); Slope (200 m - 1000 m).   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes

Considering that P. longirostris is found in different geographical zones, the FAO/CECAF Working Group has adopted three different stock units in Northwest Africa waters corresponding to the country limits: Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal-The Gambia (FAO, 2010). While the existence of two different stocks in Morocco and Mauritania seems quite clear, biological studies are needed to confirm the identity of different stocks in Mauritania and Senegal-The Gambia. Biological studies that could confirm the identity of the stocks of P. longirostris stocks are needed.
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 5969tonnes1985
Catch 4042tonnes1986
Catch 3733tonnes1987
Catch 4915tonnes1988
Catch 6336tonnes1989
Catch 7441tonnes1990
Catch 8325tonnes1991
Catch 8231tonnes1992
Catch 8207tonnes1993
Catch 12177tonnes1994
Catch 10119tonnes1995
Catch 8930tonnes1996
Catch 9965tonnes1997
Catch 12152tonnes1998
Catch 13521tonnes1999
Catch 11439tonnes2000
Catch 11718tonnes2001
Catch 10289tonnes2002
Catch 10099tonnes2003
Catch 8302tonnes2004
Catch 8680tonnes2005
Catch 8812tonnes2006
Catch 11176tonnes2007
Catch 10341tonnes2008
Catch 8384tonnes2009
Catch 7093tonnes2010
Catch 9974tonnes2011
Catch 9597tonnes2012

Assessment year: 2013
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

For Morocco’s stock, total catch (1997-2012), abundance indices of surveys at sea by the RV Charif Al Idrissi (1997-2012) and the CPUE series of Moroccan shrimp freezer vessels (1997-2012) were used.
Assessment Model
Type:  Size-structured
Length Cohort Analysis (LCA)

The mean length frequencies for 2009-2012 were used for the LCA analytic model.
Yield per Recruit Analysis (Y/R)
Scientific Advice

Considering that the deep water rose shrimp is exploited by the same coastal trawler fleet which targets the white hake it is recommended to reduce actual fishing mortality of the coastal trawler fishery which targets the juveniles by 10 percent.
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
FAO. 2016a. 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. 2016b. Report of the FAO/CECAF Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Resources – Subgroup North. Fuengirola, Spain, 18–27 November 2013. / Rapport du Groupe de travail FAO/COPACE sur l’évaluation des ressources démersales – Sousgroupe Nord. Fuengirola, Espagne, 18-27 novembre 2013. CECAF/ECAF Series/COPACE/PACE Séries. No. 15/77. Rome, Italy/Italie.  Click to open
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