Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Cuttlefish - Sierra Leone and Liberia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2005
Cuttlefish - Sierra Leone and Liberia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Seiche (Sepia spp) en Sierra Leone et Liberia 9°00''-4°20''
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FAO Names: en - Cuttlefish, bobtail squids nei, fr - Seiches, sépioles nca, es - Sepias,choquitos,globitos nep, ru - Каракатицы, сепиолиды
Geographic extent of Cuttlefish - Sierra Leone and Liberia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2004
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateOverexploited
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Coral reef; Hard rocky bottom; Seagrass.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m); Shelf edge.   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
“La pêche côtière en Guinée : Ressources et exploitation” F. Domain, P. Chavance, A. Diallo 1999 IRD/CNSHB.
“Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF CECAF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE ACCRA, GHANA, 24-26 OCTOBER 2005” FAO 2006 FAO fisheries technical paper 457 FAO.
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