Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

All resources - Cape Verde
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Review of the state of world marine fishery resources 2005
All resources - Cape Verde
Fact Sheet Citation  
Toutes ressources au Cap Vert 17°14-14°78
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Species: Aquatic species
Geographic extent of All resources - Cape Verde
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2004
Biological State and Trend

In the Cape Verde area, the most important fisheries are those for tunas, with mean estimated catch of 4 000t in the last 10 years. Spiny lobsters (Palinurus charlestoni) are now considered to be overexploited and a freeze in fishing effort has been recommended. In 2001 demersal catch was 21 percent of the total catch in the artisanal fishey. The estimated potentials for demersal are 3 000 to 5 000t and for small pelagic 4 500 to 6 500t (Carvalho, Morais and Nascimento, 1999).
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Unspecified.   Depth zone: Unspecified.   Horizontal distribution: Unspecified.   Vertical distribution: Unspecified.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Source of information
FAO Marine Resources Service, Fishery Resources Division. “Review of the state of world marine fishery resources” FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 457. Rome, FAO. 2005. 235p. Click to open

The bibliographic references are available through the hyperlink displayed in "Source of Information".
“Migration des pêcheurs en Afrique de l'Ouest” Haakonsen, J.M. et Diaw, C. 1991.
“Fishery Country Profile” 2003 FAO.
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