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    An exploration of the biological data used in the CCAMLR Subarea 48.3 Patagonian toothfish stock assessments

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    Número de documento:
    E. MacLeod, K. Bradley, T. Earl, M. Söffker and C. Darby
    Presentado por:
    Dr Chris Darby (Reino Unido)
    Aprobado por:
    Dr Chris Darby (Reino Unido)

    WG-FSA 2018 noted that changes in productivity parameters may impact assessment estimates and consequent management advice, and that these changes may be related to long-term environmental change. The Working Group recommended that key assessment parameters be reviewed and that changes in the fishery dynamics that would impact their estimation be explored.

    The biological productivity parameters in subarea 48.3 are analysed here, particularly whether the proportion of females in the catch, maturity at length, length-weight relationships and growth rates have changed over time and how the fishery dynamics impact parameter estimates. Variation in parameter estimates is noted but no systematic trends in growth or maturity through time, after the effects of confounding factors were included in the analysis.