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    Initial development of operating models for testing management procedures for the toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) resource in the Prince Edward Islands vicinity

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    A. Brandão and D.S. Butterworth (South Africa)

    Three Operating Models (OMs) reflecting an optimistic, an intermediate, and a pessimistic current status for the toothfish resource in the Prince Edward Islands are developed. These are planned for use for initial trials of candidate Management Procedures (MPs) to provide future TAC recommendations for this resource. These will aim to provide an appropriate balance between avoiding risk of severe depletion and utilising potential harvest from the resource, in circumstances where the resource status is very uncertain.