Last updated on 9 October 2017
western white shrimp
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 20 m in bottom soft mud. Adults are found in marine environment. Juveniles are found in estuarine environment (SeaLifeBase n.d.). Stock structure is not known. Costa Rican trawling has strongly reduced abundance of this species in the Gulf of Nicoya, such that the fleet has moved onto targeting other species.
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|
|Costa Rica - Artisanal||Costa Rica||Bottom trawls|
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