Assessment of the Patagonian toothfish (D.eleginoides) in Subarea 48.3 indicates that the current status of the stock is at 52% of B0. Spawning biomass has been increasing in recent years. The 2008 year class is estimated to be well above average. Provisional projections indicate that a catch limit set at around 2,750 tonnes would be expected to keep the stock at or above 50% of B0 after 35 years with 50% probability, with less than 1% probability declining below 20% of B0 and would therefore be consistent with the CCAMLR decision rule.
Dr Chris Darby (Соединенное Королевство)
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