This report details the 2020 in LIN 7WC, using the Bayesian stock assessment method. The Deepwater Fisheries Assessment Working Group chose a base case model to assess this stock that incorporated all relevant biological parameters, commercial catch histories, observer data, market sampling data, and research trawl survey data. Four models were developed to evaluate the sensitivity to various hypotheses regarding natural mortality input values and using different indices of abundance.
FAR 2021/18 Stock assessment for ling off the west coast South Island (LIN 7WC) to the 2018–19 fishing year
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)