Water masses and circulation in Northern Sofala Bank




Sofala Bank is the largest shelf in the Eastern Africa, it is over 500km long, wide in the south, where it attains about 200 km, and narrowing towards the North to about 15km, and it is shallow with an average depth of about 50m (Figure 1). It is highly productive shelf, with nutrients supplied by the rivers and adjoining abundant mangrove swamps. It is an important fishery area, being the shallow water shrimp the most economically valued fishery, and composed mainly by two species: Pneus indicus and Metapenaeus monoceros (Silva, 1989).








- Nampula;
- Sofala;
- Zambézia


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Economia, Comércio e Medidas de Incentivo


- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas



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