The western stock is estimated to be 36–69% B0 and the eastern stock 43–78% B0 (values are 95% CIs for the base case). For the western stock recruitment has been near or above average since 2001, except in 2010, 2012 and 2013 when it was likely to have been below average (although this is estimated with high uncertainty). In projections the eastern and western biomasses are likely to remain stable or decline slightly over the next five years.
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