Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
A fishery characterisation and stock assessment have been undertaken and accepted for SCI 6A, using data to the end of the 2018–19 fishing year. A single area model was developed, based on previous studies. Survey catchability priors were updated. A range of sensitivities were examined, with all models suggesting SSB2019 is above 40% SSB0 (47–66% SSB0). Projections through to 2025 suggested that SSB would remain well above 40% SSB0 with future catches up to the TACC.