Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Bivalves - Kenya
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Bivalves - Kenya
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Flat and cupped oysters nei, fr - Huîtres plates et creuses nca, es - Ostras y ostiones nep
Geographic extent of Bivalves - Kenya
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2009
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
No or low fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: National

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Level of 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. 
Empirical Assessment
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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