This paper describes an updated CASAL based assessment of Patagonian toothfish (D. eleginoides) in Subarea 48.4. The assessment data are updated with the observations for the 2019 and 2020 seasons1. Stock projections indicate that the stock was at 65% of B0 in 2021 and that a yield of 23 tonnes in 2022 and 2023 is consistent with the application of the CCAMLR harvest control rule.
The assessment would lead to a recommendation from Working Group FSA to Scientific Committee that the catch limit for D. eleginoides in Subarea 48.4 should be set at 23 tonnes for 2021/22 and 2022/23.
1 Seasons are referred to by the year that the CCAMLR season ends in, as this is when the fishing occurs, e.g. the 2020 season runs from 1st December 2019 to 30th November 2020.