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    On the revision of the precautionary approach to ensure the rational use of the living resource (Dissostichus eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3

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    Delegation of the Russian Federation
    Submitted By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)
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    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)

    Fishing for Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) has been carried out  in Subarea 48.3  continually for more than 40 years, including more than 25 years under CCAMLR
    This paper reviews the long-term decline in the size structure of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) observed in longline catches taken in Subarea 48.3. It was noted  that from the start of the 2000s until now, longline fishing in Subarea 48.3  has targeted immature fish smaller than 100 cm. The issue of non-rational use of the Patagonian toothfish stock in Subarea 48.3 is examined