The research of Dissostichus in Subarea 88.3 carried out by Chile in 1998, New Zealand in 2005, Russia in 2011 and 2012 and the Republic of Korea in 2016. It was noted that no tagged fishes were recaptured during the previous research activities. Studies are planned to be conducted from January to April, as ice conditions permit. It is planned that the number of longline sets will be 80 in four Reserch Blocks. It is planned to complete the stock status assessment for Dissostichus spp. in Subarea 88.3 within 3 years.
Dr Leonid Pshenichnov (Ukraine)
Mr Vasyl Turok (Ukraine)