Standardised CPUE indices were developed for the ‘Chatham East’ area of BAR 4 and for the squid target fishery in BAR 5. The index for 'Chatham East' is highly variable and fishing selectivities have likely changed with changes in fleet structure and targeting, with the arrival of the large vessel (offshore) fleet in 2014. The BAR 5 squid target index was accepted as representative of abundance, but further work is needed to develop an index for the non-squid target fisheries.
FAR 2022/13 Fisheries characterisations for barracouta (Thyrsites atun) and preliminary standardised CPUE analyses in BAR 4 and BAR 5, 1990 to 2020
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)