Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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The 2014 bonamia survey was the first in new time-series of surveys has incorporated a fully randomised, two-phase sampling design and a standard survey area comprised 14 of the 26 stock assessment survey strata from 2012. The recruit-sized oyster population declined 21.8%. Summer mortality comprised of 39.4 million new clocks (6.8%) before the survey and 67.1 million oysters (11.5%) post-survey. Pre-recruits declined by 50.1%, and small oysters 65.4%. A downward trend in the stock is expected.