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    Proposal to continue the time series of CCAMLR-sponsored research surveys to monitor abundance of subadult Antarctic toothfish in the southern Ross Sea in 2015

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    S.M. Hanchet, S.J. Parker and S. Mormede (New Zealand)
    Submitted By:
    Mr Doug Cooper (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    A research proposal to continue the southern Ross Sea subadult toothfish survey is presented. The survey will focus on estimating relative abundance in the core strata (A, B, C) in SSRUs 88.1 J and 88.1L. It will also carry out 15 exploratory sets in a newly defined stratum K in Terra Nova Bay. Survey timing and methods will remain the same as in previous years, and the number of sets will be retained at a total of 60 sets. A nominal catch limit of 68 tonnes, to be taken from the shelf catch limit for the 2014/15 fishing year is requested for the survey.