In this review, recent statistics on the world sea cucumber fisheries, are detailed for each major fishing area. An evaluation of the world sea cucumber landings and beche-de-mer production is presented. Ways to improve the access and the reliability of the statistics for the sea cucumber fishery are discussed, as is the potential for management of artisanal fisheries.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.