Last updated on 23 August 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Pleoticus robustus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Royal red shrimp

COMMON NAMES

Royal red shrimp

Royal red shrimp (Pleoticus robustus) is found in Western Atlantic, commonly encountered from 35°N (Cape Hatteras) to French Guiana, but occasionally extending to 43°N (Scotian Shelf). Stock structure of this species is unknown and in US waters it is assessed and managed under the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

In the South Atlantic they are found in large concentrations primarily off northeast Florida. They inhabit the upper regions of the continental slope from 180 m (590 ft) to about 730 m (2,395 ft), but concentrations are usually found at depths of between 250 m (820 ft) and 475 m (1,558 ft) over blue/black mud, sand, muddy sand, or white calcareous mud.

This species have been commercially harvested in a relatively limited capacity.


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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Management Strategy:

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Stock Health:

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Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

Fisheries

Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.

MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
US Florida East Coast United States Bottom trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

STOCK ASSESSMENT
US Florida East Coast

Last updated on 30 August 2016

For stocks such as royal red shrimp information from which to establish stock status determination criteria are limited to measures of catch. Nevertheless, with the development of a permitting system and reporting requirements associated with the permit, better information will be collected on the effort and catch in this fishery. There is no current stock assessment for this specific species. 

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE
US Florida East Coast

Last updated on 30 August 2016

Data should be reviewed periodically to determine if better inferences can be drawn to address BMSY. Additionally, any time that annual catch levels trigger one of the selected thresholds, new effort should be made to infer BMSY or a reasonable proxy.

CURRENT STATUS
US Florida East Coast

Last updated on 30 August 2016

The current stock status determination criteria in US waters, were calculated from catch estimates as reported in Amendment 1 of the Shrimp Plan (SAFMC 1996) during the period 1984-1996.

Currently, there is no designation of overfishing for royal red shrimp. The overfished definition, which is based on landings (and fishing effort) in excess of average catch is, in essence, an overfishing definition.

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

References

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