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    A Petersen tag-recapture preliminary population assessment of Antarctic toothfish in CCAMLR Subarea 48.4 based on data for the 2009–2014 fishing seasons

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    Document Number:
    WG-FSA-14/30 Rev. 1
    V. Laptikhovsky, R. Scott, M. Söffker, T. Earl and C. Darby (United Kingdom)
    Submitted By:
    Mr Doug Cooper (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    The stock of Antarctic toothfish (D. mawsoni) in CCAMLR subarea 48.4 was estimated from tagging returns to be 1,027 tonnes during the  2013/14 season. In previous years the harvest rate used for Patagonian toothfish (D. eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3 (γ = 0.038) has been used as a precautionary harvest rate which would imply a 2014/15 yield of 35 tonnes compared to the 2013/14 TAC of 24 tonnes.