Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
The sixth trawl survey off the west coast South Island (WCSI) was completed August 2021. Species monitored by the trawl survey include hake, ling, and a range of other species. Ling biomass declined to the lowest of the series, while hake increased. As well as supporting the stock assessments for hake and ling, the trawl survey provides information on a number of bycatch species. A total of 208 species or species groups were caught and 25 845 fish or squid of 64 different species were measured.