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    Summary of data collected by Japan and South Africa in Subarea 48.6 between 2013 and 2015, and other statistics available for assessment of Dissostichus spp. in Subarea 48.6.

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    R.W. Leslie (South Africa), K. Taki, T. Ichii (Japan) and S. Somhlaba (South Africa)
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    Dr Rob Leslie (South Africa)

    The end of the 2014/15 season will see the completion of the third year of the multi-year research plan being jointly undertaken by Japan and South Africa in Subarea 48.6. The progress report presented at WG-SAM-15 (WG-SAM-15/50) has not been updated for WG-FSA as neither of the vessels undertaking the research returned to the study area over the winter.

    WG-SAM-15 requested that a summary of the data collected over the past three years be prepared for WG-FSA-15. As the fishery related information such as distribution of effort, catch and tag releases and recaptures are already available in documents tabled at WG-SAM-15 (WG-SAM-15/06 and WG-SAM-15/50), this paper concentrates on summarising the biological data that has been collected. We also report on the otoliths from the Subarea that have been read.