Profile updated on 11 December 2021
Snappers nei, (multispecies), Red snappers
Kakap merah, bambangan
This is a multi-species profile for the Lutjanus species (snappers). Snappers are not separated by species in official catch records (same in FAO production dataset) or the fishery evaluations conducted by Indonesia’s Commission for Stock Assessments. The most common species of snappers reported in FMA (WPP) 573 are Malabar blood snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus) (Banks 2020). There is no consensus yet on the stock structure of these species in Indonesia. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light. This profile refers to Arafura and Timor Sea (WPP-718) assessment unit.
Stock structure analyses led to an assumption that Indonesia and Australia fish the same stocks of L malabaricus and L erythropterus, particularly for fishing grounds along with the transboundary areas. However, the results of a paper presented by Prisantoso and Badrudinet al (2010) indicated that there are separate stocks in Indonesian and Australian waters.