This document describes the operation of rapid updates of New Zealand red rock lobster stock assessments for CRA 1, CRA 2, & CRA 3 done in October 2020. Full stock assessments for each stock are generally done once every 5 years and require significant time and effort. Rapid updates repeat the previous full stock assessment with new data. Rapid updates do not aim to replace full stock assessments but complement them by providing inference about stock status in the years between full assessments.
FAR 2021/61 Rapid updates for New Zealand rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) stocks in 2020
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)