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King weakfish - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2001
King weakfish - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta
Fact Sheet Citation  
King weakfish - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta (4.18579°N, 51.61377° W - 8.64761° N, 60.35913° W)
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FAO Names: en - King weakfish, fr - Acoupa chasseur, es - Pescadilla real
Geographic extent of King weakfish - Coast of French Guiana to the Orinoco delta
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1996
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Deep shelf (100 m - 200 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral; Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
“FAO/Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission. Regional reviews and national management reports. Fourth Workshop on the Assessment and Management of Shrimp and Groundfish Resources on the Brazil-Guianas Shelf, Cumana, Venezuela, 2-13 October 2000” FAO 2001 FIRM/R651 FAO Click to open
“Report of the Fourth Meeting of the WECAFC ad hoc Shrimp and Groundfish Working Group of the Guianas-Brazil Continental Shelf and CFRAMP Shrimp and Groundfish Subproject Specification Workshop, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 8-12 January 1996” FAO 1996 FIRM/R544 FAO.
“State of exploitation and development strategies for the fishery resources in Suriname” P. Charlier 1988 Surinam Agric. Vol. 36, No. 1-3.
“FAO/Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission. National reports presented and stock assessment reports prepared at the CFRAMP/FAO/DANIDA Stock Assessment Workshop on the Shrimp and Groundfish Resources of the Guiana-Brazil, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 7-18 April, 1997” FAO 1999 FIRM/R600 FAO Click to open
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