The 2017 hoki stock assessment is presented. Both stocks (E and W) are estimated to have increased after reaching their lowest levels in about 2006. The western stock is estimated to be 41-79%B0 and the eastern stock 53-66%B0 (range for the median values, from base and sensitivity runs). Five-year projections were carried out indicating that with assumed catches equal to the TACC of 150 000 t, the biomass of both stocks is likely to increase slightly over the next 5 years.
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