Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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The STA 5 fishery is dominated by the target trawl fishery operating off the south-west Southland coast. Annual CPUE indices were derived for the fishery for 1989/90–2012/13. The resulting CPUE indices fluctuated over the period; the CPUE indices were relatively high for 2006/07–2009/10 and declined in the more recent years. There is no indication of a longer term trend in stock abundance. It is recommended that the fishery is regularly monitored by updating the CPUE indices biennially.