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Nicaragua Artisanal cannonball jellyfish fishery - Caribbean Sea
Fishery  Fact Sheet
WECAFC Fishery Resources Report 2019
Nicaragua Artisanal cannonball jellyfish fishery - Caribbean Sea
Fact Sheet Citation  
Pesqueria artesanal de la Medusa del caribe
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Overview: Trammel net and cast net fishery inshore and coastal shallow waters.

Location of Nicaragua Artisanal cannonball jellyfish fishery - Caribbean Sea

Geographic reference:  Nicaragua
Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2019
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Portable lift nets
Type of production system: Artisanal
Fishery Area: Caribbean Sea; Nicaragua;

Seasonality: All year round

Harvested Resource
Target Species: Cannonball jellyfish

Means of Production
Vessel Type:
Fishery Indicators
Production: Landed Volume; Export price

Fishing Activity
Type of production system: Artisanal   

Fishery Area
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Seagrass; Soft bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal - Shallow waters, inshore (0 m - 50 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Geo References for: Caribbean Sea
Vessel Type

Small boats and canoes up to 8 m in length and outboard engines (40 HP).

Catch Handling and Processing Equipment
5 (NIC)
Flag State
Fishing Gear
Portable lift nets
Portable telescopic style fishing net
All year round
Trip Duration
8 hours
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionLanded Volume 259tonnes2019
Export price139.023USD2019
Post Harvest
Taiwan Province of China
Management unit: No

Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Nicaraguan Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (INPESCA)
Mandate: Management.  
Area of Competence: Nicaragua
Maritime Area: Territorial Sea.  
Source of Information
Information provided by the Dirección de Investigaciones Pesqueras (DIP) del Instituto Nicaragüense de la Pesca y Acuicultura (INPESCA). 2019. Anuario Pesquero y Acuícola.  Click to open
Instituto Nicaragüense de la Pesca y Acuicultura (INPESCA)  Click to open
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