Download FAR 2021/47 Fishery characterisation and standardised CPUE analyses for barracouta (Thyrsites atun), in BAR 5, 1989–90 to 2014–15
This report updates and analyses information for the barracouta fishery that primarily operates around the Southland area, Stewart-Snares shelf, and Auckland Islands (BAR 5), with data up to the 2014–15 fishing year. Catches in BAR 5 exceeded the TACC six times between 2004–05 and 2014–15. Observer length frequency data show consistent recruitment. Standardised annual CPUE indices had similar trends, with a large increase in biomass in 2006–07 and a relatively high biomass in 2007–08 to 2014–15.
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