This report summarises the data inputs for the 2015 stock assessment of blackfoot paua in PAU 7 (upper South Island). The six sets of data fitted in the assessment model were: (1) a standardised CPUE series based on the early CELR data, (2) a standardised CPUE series based on recent PCELR data, (3) commercial catch sampling length frequency series (CSLF), (4) tag-recapture length increment data, (5) maturity-at-length data (6) length frequency data from the Fighting Bay fish-down experiment. The assessment covers only Statistical Areas 017 and 038 where the catch was predominantly taken.
FAR 2016/38 Summary of input data for the 2015 PAU 7 stock assessment
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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