Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Bivalves - Kenya
Fact Sheet Title  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Bivalves - Kenya
Fact Sheet Citation  
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Species List:
Species Ref: en - Flat and cupped oysters nei, fr - Huîtres plates et creuses nca, es - Ostras y ostiones nep
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Aq Res
Biological Stock: No         Value: National
Reference year: 2009
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State TrendModerate fishing mortality
No or low fishing mortality
Aq Res State TrendIntermediate abundance
Aq Res State Trend
Aq Res State TrendFully exploited
Habitat Bio
Climatic Zone: Tropical.   Vertical Dist: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geo Dist
Geo Dist: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Water Area Overview
Aq Res Struct
Biological Stock: No
Bio Assess
Uncertainty: High

The assessment is based on total landings from the entire coastline. There are few formal stock assessments and the ones that have been done are restricted spatial and species coverage. 
Assess Empirical Approach
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends, Total landings

Catches (2009): 231t, % Change from preceding year: + 201 %
Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF THE SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN FISHERIES COMMISSION. Mombasa, Kenya, 23–25 September 2009. Rapport de la QUATRIÈME SESSION DE LA COMMISSION DES PÊCHES POUR LE SUD-OUEST DE L’OCÉAN INDIEN. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 septembre 2009.  Click to open
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