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    A re-analysis of the Kerguelen Shelf and Skiff Bank stocks of Champsocephalus gunnari

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    G. Duhamel (France) and D.J. Agnew (Secretariat)
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    Catches of Champsocephalus gunnari from the Kerguelen Shelf and Skiff Bank stocks were re-calculated from those used by the Working Group on Fish Stock Assessment in 1989 using length-frequency data for the years 1981 to 1990. Cohort analysis yielded a Stock Biomass of 22 711 tonnes in 1988 for the Age 2 Kerguelen Shelf stock, an order of magnitude lower than that calculated from a biomass survey in 1988 by the USSR. This biomass is consistent with that from previous cohorts and indicates a possible declining trend in the abundance of this stock.