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    Assessment of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3

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    Document Number:
    WG-FSA-2021/59
    Author(s):
    T. Earl and L. Readdy
    Submitted By:
    Dr Timothy Earl (United Kingdom)
    Approved By:
    Dr Chris Darby (United Kingdom)
    Abstract

    Assessment of the Patagonian toothfish (D. eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3 indicates that the current status of the stock is at 47% of B0. Projections indicate that a constant catch of 2,072 tonnes in the 20221  and 2023 seasons would be consistent with the CCAMLR decision rule after accounting for recent mammal depredation rates.

    The assessment would lead to a recommendation from Working Group FSA to Scientific Committee that the catch limit for D. eleginoides in Subarea 48.3 should be set at 2 072 tonnes for 2021/22 and 2022/23.

    1  The seasons are labelled according to calendar year in which the season finishes e.g. the 2020 season refers to the season from 1st December 2019 to 30th November 2020.