Profile updated on 9 October 2017
Western white shrimp, camarón blanco
Species is distributed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from Mexico in the Gulf of Tehuantepec to Lobos de Tierra Island, Peru and Galapagos. Occurs at depths from 2 to 20m in bottom soft mud. Adults are found in the marine environment. Juveniles are found in the estuarine environment (SeaLifeBase n.d.). Stock structure is not known, the map regards the species' distribution.
Costa Rican trawling has strongly reduced the abundance of this species in the Gulf of Nicoya, such that the fleet has moved onto targeting other species (Noguera, L.H. et al. 2016).
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.
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