Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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The 2013 hoki stock assessment is presented. Both stocks (E and W) are estimated to be increasing after reaching their lowest levels in about 2006. The western stock is estimated to be 45–65%B0 and the eastern stock 50–57%B0. Five-year projections were carried out for each final run indicating that with assumed catches, the biomass of both stocks is likely to rise in the next five years under ‘ten-year’ average recruitment and to stay much the same if the large 2011 recruitment is omitted.