Robust stock assessments and catch limits for Dissostichus mawsoni according to CCAMLR decision rules remain to be determined for Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2, and precautionary management arrangements are in place as set out in Conservation Measures 41-11 and 41-05. WG-FSA-16/29 and WG-FSA-18/59 outlined the multi-member toothfish exploratory fishery research plans for these Divisions, including research objectives, methods and milestones in accordance with ANNEX 24-01/A.
In this paper we report on exploratory fishing activities undertaken by Australia, France, Japan, Republic of Korea and Spain between the 2011/12 and 2018/19 fishing seasons, including the quantity of data and samples collected, as per Milestone 1.1 of WG-FSA-18/59. Reports relating to other research milestones for 2019 will be submitted to WG-FSA-19. The summaries provided herein were generated using an R-Markdown document which is available to Members to facilitate reporting on data collection in CCAMLR's Exploratory Fisheries.