Initial results from the development of a new OMP 2020 for Tristan da Cunha island rock lobster resource (Addendum)
reportposted on 31.08.2021, 09:47 by Susan HollowaySusan Holloway, Doug ButterworthDoug Butterworth
The first aspect one needs to consider when examining future candidate OMPs for any resource is the current status of the stock. The updated 2020 Tristan rock lobster assessment estimates current levels of spawning biomass to be 75% of pre exploitation (or pristine) levels (Johnston and Butterworth 2020). This is a very healthy level – the resource is under no conservation threat in terms of international fishery norms.