Proceedings of the Working Group on Shrimp Fisheries of the Northeastern South America, Panama – Contributions (1979)
The working group reviewed the current status of the shrimp resource and fisheries, as requested. Some signs, but not conclusive indications of overfishing of the stocks were noted. A general conclusion is that the shrimp stocks of this area appear to be about fully utilized but that good management can preserve the biological and economic viability of the fishery. The group suggested a number of management goals and regulatory options for consideration by the countries concerned. Achievement of the task of principal concern to the group, that of providing scientific advice for fishery management, is dependent on improving the available scientific database. In this regard, the group made specific recommendations. Implementation of these recommendations will be necessary if further scientific predictions on the status of the stock are required.