This report updates the stock assessment of Sub-Antarctic hake (HAK 1 south of 46° S) for the 2020–21 fishing year. The main index of abundance were the Sub-Antarctic trawl surveys. Initial spawning stock biomass was estimated as 59 000 t (95% credible intervals 43 220–93 600) with current status of 62% B0 (95% credible intervals 49–75% B0). Projections at the level of the current catch showed that the status would continue to remain at about the same level over the next five years.
FAR 2021/75 Stock assessment of hake (Merluccius australis) in the Sub-Antarctic (HAK 1) for the 2020–21 fishing year
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