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This report describes an updated demographic assessment of the Snares Islands population of Southern Buller’s albatross (SBA). Model 3, which incorporated mark-recapture and census data, was considered to have provided the best assessment of the SBA population. This model estimated no increase in the size of the breeding population between 2002 and 2014. Based on the overall trend in the estimated population trajectory and key demographic from the base model, we believe that the fisheries risk to the viability of this population over the last 60 years appears to have been small.