Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Fact Sheet Title  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2004
Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta
Fact Sheet Citation  
Brown shrimp - Gulf of Paria to Orinoco Delta (between 8.64761° - 10.67287° N)
Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – ownership
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Species List:
Species Ref: en - Southern brown shrimp, fr - Crevette grise du Sud, es - Camarón café sureño
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Aq Res
Biological Stock: Yes         Value: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1996
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State TrendNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Aq Res State TrendIntermediate abundance
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State TrendFully exploited
Habitat Bio
Climatic Zone: Tropical.   Bottom Type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth Zone: Unspecified.   Horizontal Dist: Littoral.   Vertical Dist: Demersal/benthic.  

Geo Dist
Geo Dist: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Water Area Overview
Aq Res Struct
Biological Stock: Yes
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